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9:30am

Guerilla Marketing @ Your Library
    Getting Tech Savvy in rural Texas – a few of the students will join me as we present how we turned a closed, defunct, dirty library into the happening spot on campus - now including a gaming club, open mic night, library club, blogs, podcasts and more. In just three years, we've quadrupled usage numbers, encouraged all-community relations, appeared on the local news and radio, and engaged more students with technology than ever before – all at almost a tenth of the budget of the lowest performing schools in Texas (less than $2/student/book verses $16+).
    Specific grants, donors, community buy-in (Laura Bush Library Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, Project Hope, Fine Arts Department, Austin Lyric Opera) have pulled together and the students are more experienced, tech-savvy and ready to work for chances to go places and get things.
    We will showcase how we did it, what we used, and provide specific ideas about student use of tech at the rural level – and how to increase it.

    Speakers
    Library Media Teacher | Manor High School Library | In 1985...


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #GMLibrary
    Theme Better Tomorrow
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9802

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