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Technology isn’t new to libraries, but there are pioneers in the library community foraging new connections to the tech industry. Over the last few years there has been a growing library presence at SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) held in Austin. You can help grow that presence by voting for library-related proposals for the 2014 SXSWi Conference. The Panel Picker is open for voting now until September 6, 2013.

SXSWi describes itself as “an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity.” The event is not only an opportunity for librarians to learn and meet technologists from outside libraries, but also a place to demonstrate how libraries contribute to the digital landscape.

To increase library participation, a group of librarians, archivists, and museum professionals have organized into a group, SXSWLam, and the ProQuest + ER&L #ideadrop House was established for SXSWi 2013. They help spread the word about SXSWi to the library community.

ProQuest and SXSWLam would like you to become involved in SXSWi. How? Just vote. Visit the SXSW Panel Picker before September 6 to vote for the library-related proposals. To make it even easier, SXSWLam has also create a page which lists the library-related proposals.

After you vote, check out SXSWLam, the #ideadrop House, and SXSWi.

We’d love to see you there in 2014!

31 Aug 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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