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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 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rethinking the role of librarians: supporting start-ups and guerilla librarianship

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Carson Block

Technology Consultant
Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 20 years. His efforts at his first library position at the Loveland, Colorado Public Library (beginning in 1994) resulted in the first broadband Internet connection and public access computers for the library. The line was also the first major Internet connection for the city government complex of Loveland! |   | Carson brings a user-centered... Read More →

Speakers
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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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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 →
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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 5:30pm - 6:30pm
#IdeaDrop Library House 1706 Garden Street

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