- Keen began by (purportedly) connecting what he was going to say to the theme of the conference: Beyond Boundaries. Keen says that there are no boundaries, because once one breaches a boundary, there is another beyond it. Reactions from the peanut gallery:
- — Bernadette St. John (@bernadettestj)Sun, Jul 13 2014 14:53:18
- Then Keen gave us all the bad news. Libraries are changing. Information is changing. Google! People don't want experts anymore! I think he wanted to make us mad. But we knew all that he was telling us already. So we WERE mad--only at him for not telling us anything new and for not having done his homework.
- — Sarah Glassmeyer (@sglassmeyer)Sun, Jul 13 2014 14:52:24
- — Errol A Adams,JD/MLS (@ErrolAdamsjdmls)Sun, Jul 13 2014 15:00:56The old notion of libraries is no longer as relevant. The real opportunity is entrepreneurial. .#AALL14
- — Bernadette St. John (@bernadettestj)Sun, Jul 13 2014 15:12:12
- To Keen's comment summarized in this tweet from @JMLIS: does he think that we don't? Sigh.
- His big solution: we need to be data curators. He's brilliant! He's the first person ever to think of this idea!
- — Helen Mellett Walker (@hmellettwalker)Sun, Jul 13 2014 15:32:44New Librarian is a Data Curator. The New Librarian protects the person (not books) in this digital economy. #AALL14
- — Jessie Burchfield (@jwburchfield)Sun, Jul 13 2014 14:59:00
Andrew Keen gave the keynote address at the 2014 AALL conference. His speech was received, well, see for yourself...