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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Friday, March 7 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Digital Divide or Sinkhole? Tech Famines in the US

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What does it mean when low literacy communities are overrepresented on Twitter? When their residents own more cell phones than computers? When their shopping districts have liquor stores and wig shops but no libraries or Wifi? This interactive session will explore the illusion of technology access in poor communities, how it is eroding the intellectual infrastructure of the nation, the consequences for our standing in the global community if we do nothing about it and what policy makers and social entrepreneurs can do to correct course. Two social entrepreneurs will present a spirited debate on these issues and discuss projects in existence or being launched by them and others in cities across the country that represent possible solutions.

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Candis Best

Founder & CEO, Learningateway
Candis Best is a passionate advocate of getting people to use their minds to find their genius. An inspiring thought leader in higher education, she has focused her attention on creating a movement around growing genius. Candis has helped hundreds of students and professionals... Read More →
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Sian Morson

Founder & CEO, Kollective Mobile
Sian Morson is a tech entrepreneur, mobile evangelist, author and strategist. In 2010, Sian founded Kollective Mobile to help other businesses and startups with mobile development and strategy. A seasoned digital professional, Sian has worked with many high profile clients to deliver... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Room 5ABC Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez Street

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