The most dangerous conversation about race is the one we're not having as an education community. Join Michelle Molitor, founder of Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education (FREE), to learn about the effects of systemic racism on our schools and the longer term effects on students and families of color. Participants will have the opportunity to have conversations, building their discourse confidence in talking about the most taboo of American subjects, race.
1) Discuss why the education community doesn't currently engage in meaningful discussions of race and equity, specifically discussing issues of inequity across difference.
2) Learn different styles of listening, their importance and how to apply them within their own context. Define race, racism, oppression and white privilege and understand how it is institutionalized in all schools and school systems.
3) Begin to develop and use a set of tools as a Leader for Equity that can be taken back to your schools and school systems. Leaders of Equity will create an intentional equity focus shared by their entire education community.- See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP35185#sthash.SK4EBQdu.dpuf
A casual chat with two school librarians about starting a Makerspace or Steamlab in a public school setting. This innovative education movement fosters cross-curriculum planning, collaboration, team building and creates makers instead of passive users. Find out why you need to join the maker education movement by participating in this lively discussion and gather startup resources, funding ideas and a year's worth of maker programming. Learn how to make connections with your community.
1) Empowering educators to begin their own makerspace journey with students. Startup resources will be shared with specific resources and programming to complement maker supplies.
2) Reasoning behind the need to prepare students for a job market that has yet to be defined and resources to accomplish this complicated task.
3) Giving you a comprehensive toolkit to inspire the makers and tinkerers that will be the innovators of the future.SXSW Edu: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP33620#sthash.9igEDxn5.dpuf
Public libraries have always been home to makers. Ben Franklin reportedly did some of his earliest electrification experiments at his Philadelphia library. As the nature of work becomes more entrepreneurial and networked, public libraries are becoming a new force in coworking and collaboration. Hundreds of libraries now support cowork and mobile work spaces—leveraging place, tech and staff, according to the first study to track these trends.
About a year ago, DC’s MLK Library began transforming itself into a place for diverse residents to connect, learn and "make" ideas into reality. The Dream Lab has attracted 56 entrepreneurial projects to fulfill this vision. Each member offers free monthly programming to engage the public in their efforts and ideas. MapStory, an online social cartographic platform that empowers users to map historical change over time, is one.
These collaborations are catalyzing learning and action, and building a stronger knowledge economy for all as a result.
With the enormous benefits that come from advances in technology that have transformed the way we live and work, come the consequences of living our lives through computer systems that can record our every move. In this digital era, how has our collective conception of “privacy” changed? How do emerging technologies impact corporate obligations concerning consumer information? And in that same vein, what standards and guidelines are necessary for agencies and government regulators to balance issues of national security with individual privacy? In the rise of the internet of things and connected devices, who can collect my personal data and what should they be allowed to use it for? Our panel will discuss all these questions and many more as they explore the boundaries of privacy and security in the 21st century.
This session will stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ideadrop
“Business is a human enterprise.” - Simon Sinek
With a focus on providing amazing experiences for its customers, Anythink transformed from the worst-funded library system in the state of Colorado to one of the most recognized brands in the industry. This transformation was fueled by a combination of necessity, tenacity, creativity, collaboration, authenticity and straight-up guts – a start-up mentality inspired by private and nonprofit industries. Yet the majority of Anythink’s success stems from the human interactions between staff and customers - one of libraries’ greatest strengths. Learn from this unique case study how putting the customer experience first, building a strong culture and embracing change can help build word-of-mouth marketing that shifts perceptions and inspires brand loyalty.
As a public center for learning, research and discovery, how can we advance and find new purposes and missions for the public library?
The San Antonio Public library embarked on a new initiative to create Cafe Commerce – a 10,000 square foot resource and learning center focused making entrepreneurship easier, and to strengthen the support infrastructure for small business owners. In collaboration Accion Texas, the nation's largest microlender, Cafe Commerce was created and launch in June 2014.
Licensing content and programming from The Kaufman Foundation, as well as creating its own events and tapping into local mentors, Cafe Commerce became a center for new business creation and inspiration.
In this fireside chat, Alan Weinkrantz will interview Cafe Commerce President, Peter L. French, on lessons learned, best practices, and how other libraries can create similar resource centers focused on startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems in their community.http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP38272
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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.