Monthly Archives: September 2013

4th Floor Chatt

We were incredibly fortunate to visit the Carnegie UK Trust in Dunfermline to hear Nate Hill from 4th Floor Chatt outline contemporary approaches to library service transformation in the US this past week.


The 4th floor is a public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts. The 14,000 sq foot space hosts equipment, expertise, programs, events, and meetings that work within this scope. While traditional library spaces support the consumption of knowledge by offering access to media, the 4th floor is unique because it supports the production, connection, and sharing of knowledge by offering access to tools and instruction.

With links now forged to St Botolph’s Waiting Room in Colchester, we’re on our way to building a genuinely global movement for read/write change!