Just a reminder that the first Café is this Friday, April 6th at 3pm in the Main Library's Board Room on the 4th floor. A panel of locals who attended SxSW Interactive will be on hand to talk about their takeaways and AHA moments. If you are not a techie or are unfamiliar with SxSW, fear not. The conference focuses on technology, yes, but always technology in the service of people and community, so we believe the topics will be of interest to anyone interested in new ideas.
Speaking: Jen Maney, PCPL Virtual Library Manager, Warner Onstine of Clearbox Media, Maureen Kearny, blogger and Librarian, and Lisa Bunker, PCPL Social Media Librarian.
We will validate parking for the garage under the library.
P.S. The audio for the SxSW panel I spoke on is now online: Tucsonan Brenda Huettner moderated a panel of Harry Potter fansite owners speaking about what it is like and creating community online. I spoke about ways our library is adapting fandom techniques, and the patterns I've observed about book-centric community online. Link: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12405