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Scottsdale Public Library to unveil new collaboration space

Civic Center Library

  
  April 24, 2013


  Contact: Ann Porter, community relations coordinator, 480-312-7557
               aporter@scottsdaleaz.gov  

  Scottsdale Public Library to unveil new collaboration space

 

The Scottsdale Public Library will open the Eureka Loft on May 2, a collaborative meeting and workspace with free Wi-Fi, featured speakers, mentors and access to critical information via library resources.

The Eureka Loft is the first collaborative workspace in the Alexandria Network, a new ASU initiative that brings together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona.

Named for the world’s first library in Alexandria, Egypt, the initiative is designed to create a statewide network of collaboration spaces for public use. It combines elements of co-working spaces with expert library fact-finding services and ASU startup resources in one place where innovators, entrepreneurs and others can gather to share ideas and work together.

The Eureka loft is free and open to the public during normal library operating hours. The Scottsdale Public Library is the first library to join the Alexandria Co-Working Network. Additional spaces will be launched in libraries throughout Arizona on a rolling basis. 

The grand opening will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd. 

Learn more by visiting: www.scottsdalelibrary.org/eureka