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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 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
We Will Not Be Shushed: Guerilla Library Advocacy

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Urban Librarians Unite has been able to have a wide ranging and financially huge impact despite having barely any resources. These knife in the teeth librarians have applied social media and tech to traditional activist tactics to get back hundreds of millions of budget dollars in New York City for the last four years.

Through disaster response, street librarianship, and front line advocacy they work to bring libraries out into the community and make the direct impact that the library makes a great part of their community’s lives.

ULU is effective because it uses strategy, intent, and creative design to weave advocacy narratives that tell a story and make people want to make a difference. Despite having no money and very little staff they managed to make real and meaningful impact.

They can show you how you can do it too. Through the tactical application of virtual communities and traditional sweat equity you can achieve incredible results in your community and with as well.


Speakers
avatar for Lauren Comito

Lauren Comito

Director of Operations, Urban Librarians Unite
Raised by a pack of wild ferrets, Lauren Comito killed a man with her mind at the age of three. In the scant few years which have passed since she has divided her time between being an interplanetary socialite and an assassin of dictators. Held in the highest regard by the secret cabal that rules the universe she is a secret recipient of the Nobel Prize, the Congressional Medal of Honor, and Time’s Woman of the year. Alternately... Read More →
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Christian Zabriskie

Executive Director, Urban Librarians Unite
Christian Zabriskie has been a public librarian for more than twelve years and he has, at some point in his career, done just about every job you can do in a public library. He is the founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite, a not for profit dedicated to promoting libraries and librarianship in urban settings. Christian is a prolific writer and speaker on a wide range of topics including activism, graphic novels, and... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5ABC Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez Street

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