The Reanimation Library seeks to build collaborative relationships with fellow librarians and archivists who are excited by the challenges of the evolving information landscape.

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The library is invested in the ongoing transformation of print culture via the Internet, and it believes that librarians have much to contribute to the conversation surrounding these issues. Unfortunately, many librarians seem threatened rather than excited by the challenges posed by the digital medium. Periods of professional crisis tend to produce either innovation or conservatism. The library favors the former and strongly believes that retreating into foxholes of tradition is not an option, especially since some of these traditions impede the growth of the profession.

The library wants to work with individuals who approach information design from a holistic perspective - not only integrating metadata, programming and graphic design, but also exploring other methods of design, that though may not at first seem relevant, might lead to fruitful insights.