Here is the list of all SXSWi events. There are so many sessions to attend and people to meet that it can be pretty overwhelming. When searching this extensive list try narrowing it down by theme such as:
- DIY, Hacker and Maker
- Social and Relationships
- Design and Development
- Diversity and Emerging Markets
- Work and Career
I have listed a few spots and sessions that are great places to start. If you have any ideas please leave a comment!
Hosed by Electronic Resources and Libraries and ProQuest this is a must for any librarian attedning sxswi. This is a place where you can share ideas, attend sessions about digital librarianship, and network with your fellow colleagues! Attendance is free, click here to see the various sessions and speakers. Here is a list of just a few events:
- SXSWi Kick off: Being Interactive @ Interactive
- How to be Human Online
- Social Media and Libraries
Meet up with librarians who are attending sxsw, share ideas, network.
2013 SXSW Newbies Meet Up
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Pete Cashmore will discuss the revolution of the Internet and what it means. He will “explore how the world has grown and change due to the constant re-invention of the Internet through how marketing strategies have evolved, how news delivery has moved from your doorstep to your newsfeed, and how the Internet itself has gotten the world to reconnect through images, stories and sometimes, cats!” You will be sure to learn new methods for marketing your library, new ideas for to delivering digital content, and a better understanding of the ever changing digital stratosphere.
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Listen to educators who are focused on digital learning.
Free, 3/7 & 3/8
Market your research talents to some cutting-edge employers.
Are you a digital DIYer? Then this is a great place to collaborate! Even if you are not that tech savy this is a inspiring place to learn about new innovative tools and ideas. It could help you w/ your own library services or give you some awesome collection development ideas.
SXSW Librarian Guides
- Check out Paul Vinelli’s Unofficial SXSWi Primer for Rowdy Librarians for some great sxsw tips.
- INALJ’s blog post Librarians Swarm Austin! A Handy SXSW Interactive Primer also has some great resources.
- sxswLAM’s Facebook group
People/Groups to Follow on Twitter
- @random– Random House
- @WSJ– Wall Street Journal
- @ndiipp– Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
- @visually– Visual.ly (get some infographic inspiration!)