About the Lab

What does the Library Innovation Lab do?

We build things in libraries.

How can I get in touch with the Lab?

Follow us on Twitter or shoot us an email if you’re interested in any of our projects or sketches. All of our code is open source. Send a pull request on GitHub if you want to collaborate.

Contact us online

Contact us in person

  • The Library Innovation Lab
  • Langdell Hall
  • 1545 Massachusetts Avenue Map
  • Cambridge, MA 02138

What’s our story?

We’re a dynamic group of thinkers and doers working to make libraries better by exploring the countless, dimly lit pathways that connect libraries to the larger world.

We focus our energy on a handful of large multi-year projects and a number of small projects we call sketches. Our large projects are ambitious undertakings that reflect our long-term mission and efforts. Sketches are experiments and provocations that are often driven by one or two folks in the Lab.

We’re stationed in the Harvard Law School Library and benefit greatly from the deep legal thinking and scholarship that surrounds us. We often approach library challenges using our law school library lens, but we work hard to make sure our local efforts have broad application. Libraries are universal.

Our group’s culture is freewheelin’ and open. We welcome new ideas and new collaborations. Let’s work together to make libraries better.

Who we are

The people at the Library Lab.


Friends and fellow travelers.

Berkman Center for Internet and Society Cyberspace explorer
Zachary Bodnar Digitization Specialist
Tom Boone Faculty Services Librarian
Annie Cain Developer
June Casey Librarian for Open Access Initiatives & Scholarly Communication
Deborah Chase Digitization Specialist
Claire DeMarco Research Librarian
Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America makes the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the world.
Lindsay Dumas Digital Projects Archivist
Kate Edrington Digitization Specialist
Antonio Fernandes
Jeff Goldenson Former LIL Designer
Erica Leeman Digitization Specialist
Greg Leppert Developer
Dustin Lewis Former project manager (FTL, H2O) and now Senior Researcher at Harvard Law School's PILAC
Andrew MacTaggart Senior Digitization Specialist
Emily Magagnosc Digitization Specialist
MetaLAB at Harvard Exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities
Loren Newman Intern
Carli Spina Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian
Shailin Thomas Affiliate, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Dano Williams Designer
Suzanne Wones former Executive Director, Harvard Law School Library
Jessica Yurkofsky