Some of the biggest names in technology and media--Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google--will come together the week of February 7, 2011, to celebrate Social Media Week. NYPL hosts several workshops durning the five-day event. On February 8, 2011 join geo-spatial librarian Matt Knutzen on a panel about socializing history with maps at 11 a.m., and eCommunications Manager Johannes Neuer on a panel about social media staffing--moderated by Marketing Director Susan Halligan--at 2 p.m. There are hundreds more events throughout the city--and they're all FREE and open to the public. Registration begins January 11.
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- Future Library: Socializing History with Maps – A panel with Geospatial Librarian Matt Knutzen, a representative from Google and Foursquare, moderated by Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian who teaches at Hunter College, February 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Trustees Room • This event is now full. Registration is CLOSED.
- The Inner Workings: Staffing for Social Media – A panel with NYPL eCommunications Manager Johannes Neuer, representatives from Citi, ReverbNation, and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Moderated by NYPL’s Marketing Director Susan Halligan, February 8, 2 p.m.-4p.m. • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Trustees Room • This event is now full. Registration is CLOSED.
- Live from the British Library’s Business & IP Centre: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: The Power of Social Media – The British Library’s Business & IP Centre and NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library are partnering to present Inspiring Entrepreneurs: The Power of Social Media streamed live from London. Learn how British entrepreneurs tap the power of social media in a panel discussion hosted by BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. • This event is now full. Registration is CLOSED.
- Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop: Tracing 19th Century Manhattan – Get hands on training on NYPL’s map warper with Geospatial Librarian Matt Knutzen. Explore historic Manhattan through maps and share your work with friends on Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. February 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division • This event is now full. Registration is CLOSED.
About Social Media Week
Founded in 2009, Social Media Week is a global conference for conversation, connection, and collaboration around emerging trends in social and mobile media.
Social Media Week in February 2011 is hosted in 9 cities around the globe including New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, London, and Hong Kong.
Social Media Week’s advisory board includes industry thought leaders such as Brian Solis (Author and Principal at FutureWorks PR), Pete Cashmore (Founder & CEO of Mashable), Gary Vaynerchuck (CEO of Vaynermedia), and Seth Goldstein (Co-founder of Stickybits).
About The British Library's Business & IP Centre
The British Library Business & IP Centre in London is designed to support entrepreneurs and inventors from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. It offers free access to its unrivalled collections, workshops, networking events and one-to-one advice. Find out more at www.bl.uk/bipc.