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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Big Data Startups Should Hire Librarians

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ATTENTION: This session requires advance signup to attend. For Online Schedule: Please utilize the RSVP link below the description to reserve your seat. For SXSW GO App: Use RSVP 'Find a Timeslot' link above. You must have a SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badge to attend, and, you must have an activated SXsocial account (social.sxsw.com) to reserve a seat. If you have any issues with signing up, please email support@sxsw.com. VERY IMPORTANT: Because of the limited space, We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before this session.  If you have not checked in at the room you RSVPed for five minutes prior to the session start time, you may lose your seat to an attendee in the waiting list line.

Library and information professionals are adopting new roles and startups, specifically big data startups, should look to librarians for expertise in information organization. The traditional meaning of 'librarian' no longer fully describes what librarians really do, and this session will highlight how information professionals can provide expertise to nascent and growing technology companies.


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Jeffrey Lancaster

Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries
Jeffrey Lancaster received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 2011, and was the Emerging Technologies Coordinator in the Columbia University Libraries until 2014. Jeffrey has a varied background as a sculptor, freelance web designer, historian of science and technology, problem solver and troublemaker.

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott, Room 408-409 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX