Friday Video: Re-imagining Libraries for the 21st Century by John Seely Brown

Innovation provides a competitive edge in a knowledge-based economy. Libraries have the potential to be platforms for innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the community. However, like the community itself, libraries must foster a culture of innovation and look to ways to bring new thinking, new practice and new leadership that often are developed at the edges of institutions into the center. John Seely Brown addresses how the rapid pace of change and our new insights into how people learn provide an opportunity to re-imaging public libraries in the 21st century.

John Seely Brown
Chief of Confusion, Office of the Provost
University of Southern California
Recorded August 10, 2015 at the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, “Leadership Roundtable on Library Innovation”
Published on Aug 10, 2015

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