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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
The New Startup Garage for Innovation? Libraries!

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Libraries as the epicenter of innovation, technology and economic recovery? You bet your assets they are!

By finding creative ways to bring together techies, entrepreneurs, makers, and sometimes even angel investors, today’s libraries are able to inspire real life action that jumps off the page and into startup success. Find out how Princeton Public Library (NJ) is leveraging community collaborations with groups such as the Princeton Tech Meetup, Python Users Group in Princeton, the Princeton Chamber of Commerce and many more to create unique opportunities for social good and local growth.

This conversation will challenge you to rethink the role of the library in your community and encourage you to explore how libraries can be a focal point of insights, ideas and innovation. If you have been seeking a "real world” social platform that has the ability to bring together a mix of thinkers, tinkerers, coders and investors the library just might be your answer!


Speakers
avatar for Janie Hermann

Janie Hermann

Public Programming Librarian, Princeton Public Library
Janie Hermann, in her role as Public Programming Librarian at the Princeton Public Library, is driven by both passion and boundless dedication to ensure that the public programs offered at the library not only meet but exceed the expectations of the Princeton Community. Each year she oversees about 1,750 public programs put together by the amazing team she considers privileged to work with. Her work at the library allows her to interact... Read More →
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Venu Moola

Founder & CEO, Fleet Studio Inc
A serial Entrepreneur is the founder of Fleet Studio that manages global projects for some of the world's leading brands. He developed a first of its kind co-creation platform for one of the leading apparel brands in the world that leverages consumer insights for product development on a real time basis, which is a paradigm shift in the consumer engagement model. Also, Venu is the founder of Princeton Tech Meetup, one of the fastest... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 616AB Hilton Austin Downtown 500 E 4th Street

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