The Library #ideadrop house will return this year again to connect the energy of the library community with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit pervasive in Austin for salon-style conversations in our library living room on March 7-11, 2014. Vist in person or on the live stream here. All times listed are local Austin time/ Central time.

E-Resources and Libraries (ER&L), ProQuest and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are joined in Austin by an awesome group of orgs representing libraries, archives and museums. Meet them all.

Address: 1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702        Email: erl.sponsor@gmail.com
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Sunday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Everyone's a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?

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In the age of social media, everyone is a curator (or at least they think they are). Media-rich networks have empowered anyone with an interest in art to both disseminate and publish their own creative images and groupings of artworks—essentially, creative Internet users have the ability to assume the roles of curator, artist, and critic, all at the same time. Where do museums fit into this picture, and how can traditional museum curators align their practice with social media users to create meaningful cultural experiences with a public hungry for new ideas and personal resonance?

This panel will discuss the ways in which technology can enhance or strain against museum conventions, with a focus on digital projects that have fostered engaging art experiences. We will also examine how these projects point the way towards new methods of fulfilling the ultimate museum mission of being a place of insight and inspiration.

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Sarah Bailey Hogarty

Social & Digital Media Manager, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
I am a digital storyteller with a curators eye. With over 7 years of experience working in museums, I have participated in nearly every aspect of institutional production, including digital media production and content strategy; social media management; blog writing and editing... Read More →
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Kathryn Jaller

New Media Manager, Contemporary Jewish Museum
Kathryn Jaller is an artist and content professional with design skills and a sense for storytelling. She has worked for over 10 years at the intersection of visual culture and community, as an AmeriCorps volunteer and design education advocate, and also in tech, wrangling engineers... Read More →
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Willa Koerner

Assistant Manager Digital Engagement, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
As SFMOMA's Assistant Manager, Digital Engagement, Willa Koerner works to engage in dialogue with the museum's robust and growing social media audiences. She also collaborates with colleagues throughout the institution to produce creative, relevant digital content for both online... Read More →
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Jennifer Yin

Manager, Marketing & Digital Engagement, Asian Art Museum
Having been at the Asian Art Museum for almost 10 years, I've worn many hats in the marketing and communications realm. Currently the Manager of Marketing and Digital Engagement, I take care of stuff like online advertising, media buys, marketing campaigns, project management... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Longhorn Room Omni Downtown 700 San Jacinto Boulevard

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