A Librarian's Manifesto to SXSW Interactive
Hello from the quiet profession. Hello to all you beautiful dreamers, you benders of time and space, you visionaries of the bright technological future. We love your leaps forward, we love the things you have made possible and we love you for the barriers you will lift away in the days to come.
We welcome you to our journey, the great shift of information and entertainment to people, every people, all the people, everywhere, for free. You create games, design communications interfaces, make work go faster and smarter. You find ways to parse data for the next generation. You make information and entertainment accessible for people.
Libraries & Librarians as Major Players in Tech at SXSWi - EveryLibrary
Library Technology Leaders Travel to SXSWi to Showcase Trends hosted by Innovative
AUSTIN (March 5, 2014) – Representatives from the library industry’s leading organizations and associations are attending SXSW Interactive to raise awareness of the ways librarians are already supporting emerging entrepreneurs and tech businesses across the country. The goal is to get more entrepreneurs to recognize how librarians can help them scale their businesses. Through the support of Innovative, the leading provider of technology solutions and services to libraries, these organizations will be represented at the Innovative booth for libraries (#1036) during the SXSW Trade Show.
Joining Innovative to represent the library industry are the American Library Association, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Electronic Resources & Libraries, EveryLibrary, the Freedom to Read Foundation, Urban Libraries Council, Urban Librarians Unite, and sxswLAM, among others.
Library History Buff Blog: The 1973 ALA Conference in Las Vegas
One of the readers of this blog suggested that I do a post on the 1973 American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas since it will be meeting there again this Summer after a 41 year hiatus. Thanks Elisa.
I thought it was a great idea especially since I was one of the 8,539 individuals who attended that conference.
2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: We Will Not Be Shushed - Guerrilla Library Advocacy
Christian Zabriskie and Lauren Comito is the team at the heart of Urban Librarians Unite, and have been fighting for libraries for years. While they are primarily focused on New York City Public Libraries, they have a wide range of organizational interests including library disaster response (as information first responders), open source collections, street librarianship, and more. To SXSW Interactive they bring their Core Conversation, “We Will Not Be Shushed - Guerrilla Library Advocacy,” the focus of this Session Spotlight.
Tune in to Canada Reads 2014!
The debates are on March 3-6. You can catch them online at CBCBooks.ca at 10 a.m. ET, CBC Radio at 11 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. NL), and CBC-TV at 4 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. NL).
What is the one novel that could change Canada? Five celebrity panelists will decide just that over four days of debate in CBC’s annual battle of the books. A novel will be eliminated each day until only one remains. That title will be crowned the one novel all of Canada should read.
Five panelists. Four days. One winner. Sound like a show you want to catch?
Here are all the ways you can take part: