Event Spotlights: Hosted by The New York Public Library

Throughout Social Media Week New York, The New York Public Library will host a number of exciting events, including the following. Check out the Social Media Week New York schedule for a full list of their other events, and be sure to register!

Best of all, there won’t be any slaps on wrists for late fees (guilty).

What’s the event? Future Library: Socializing History with Maps
Where? The New York Public Library
When? Tuesday, February 08, 2011, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Who is hosting the event? The New York Public Library
What’s the event all about? Explore how collections of historic materials such as maps can be made accessible and relevant using crowd-sourced geo-rectifying technology, and how these modernized maps can be used as ways to discover places and their (hi)stories using social geo-location and mapping technology.

What’s the event? The Inner Workings: Staffing for Social Media
Where? The New York Public Library
When? Tuesday, Feb 08 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Who is hosting the event? The New York Public Library
What’s the event all about? Attend a showcase of different approaches for social media staffing, juxtaposing representatives from companies in the private sector and non-profits. NYPL staff will share findings from their award-winning case study “Twitter Success Through a Coordinated Staffing Model”.

The New York Public Library comprises both scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries. While attuned to New York City, its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, lending to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also in being a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old, still evolving partnership (via website).

Be sure to check out the other events hosted by The New York Public Library on the Social Media Week New York schedule.