October 17-19 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A303 - Incubators, Coding, Creative Media Studios

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Michelle Zaffino, Founder & Chief Digital Librarian, In the Stacks & Creators of the Librarian Brain database
Taryn Edwards, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Mechanics’ Institute & Institute for Historical Study
Brandy McNeil, Associate Director - Tech Education & Training, The New York Public Library
Steven Deolus, Technology Training Program Coordinator, TechConnect (Technology Training Program Department), The New York Public Library
Isis Leininger, Creative Media Studio Coordinator, California State University (CSU)–Northridge
Justin Kovalcik, Director of Library Information Technology, California State University (CSU)–Northridge

Hear about three different innovative approaches to engaging communities. Our first speakers talk about libraries as places for incubation of new technology. In the Stacks (book recommendations from a Librarian Brain) has been in residence at the Mechanics’ Library, a most inspiring workspace in downtown San Francisco. Hear about its startup demo day, exhibition of women in tech and the products invented, and other programs. NYPL library staff talk about how coding is where it’s at and how they created a successful coding program to help their communities, how NYPL TechConnect built and launched a free coding training program from scratch and now has a waitlist of over 5K, how to hire and train staff, create partnerships, technology needs, best practices, and more. Opened in the CSU Library’s Learning Commons, the CMS provides students from all majors access to the tools they need to create multimedia projects. It includes a recording studio, advanced iMac computers, and media production equipment checkout and has become a significant part of the library’s innovation strategies. Hear about new services, staff and student assistants, roadblocks, funding strategies, and more.

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