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Our Philly & ALA Midwinter 2014 List

ALA midwinter 2014Are you heading to ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philly?

Sessions and events to check out:

  • American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders Meetup on Friday, January 24 at 7-9pm  at Field House, 1150 Filbert Street
  • The Interview – Getting Ready for the Show on Saturday, January 25 at 3-4:30pm from the Library Career People (Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen) in the Job Placement Center, Convention Center
  • 10th Annual Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity and Leadership Programs Reception on Saturday, January 25 at  6:30-8:30pm at 1 Logan Square
  • Interested in serving youth with disabilities? Joint Book Launch Celebration on Monday, January 27 at 10:30-11:30am from authors Carrie Banks and Barbara Klipper in the Networking Uncommons, Convention Center. (We heard there may be some homemade cookies.)

When you’re taking a break from the conference, we recommend:

What’s on your list for Philly and ALA Midwinter 2014?

HealthCampNYC: Using Collective Knowledge to Improve Health Literacy and Community Health Through Unconferences

I recently presented a poster session on HealthCampNYC: Using Collective Knowledge to Improve Health Literacy and Community Health Through Unconferences at the Medical Library Association 2013 Conference – One Health: Information in an Interdependent World.

More info
HealthCampNYC wiki
HealthCampNYC summary report
LibGuide on unconferences

The unconference concept is new to some attendees. Many of the attendees are interested in organizing unconferences at their libraries and organizations.

Unconferences is one of our areas of focus. Contact us for more info.

Providing a Collaborative Environment for Learning, Sharing, and Relationship-Building – HealthCampNYC Unconference Poster Session at MLA 2013

MLA 2013 conference logoAre you going to MLA 2013?

Stop by Sunday, May 5th at 1:30-2:30pm at poster #129 in Level 2 Exhibit HallI will be presenting a poster session on “HealthCampNYC: Using Collective Knowledge to Improve Health Literacy and Community Health Through Unconferences”.

HealthCampNYC was a regional unconference that brought together over eighty-five educators, librarians, literacy professionals, public health and medical professionals, and people interested in sharing their work, skills, and knowledge about health literacy and community health. The content of the unconference is determined and managed by the attendees. HealthCampNYC offered a collaborative environment with unique opportunities for learning, sharing, and relationship-building.

Learn more about unconferences.

What You Need to Know to Organize Unconferences

Hot off the press! Check out the just published METRO LibGuide on unconferences, put together by yours truly, Lisa & Sandra.

It’s All Hallway! An Unconference Approach to Professional Development

Are you heading to Philly for next month’s SLA 2011 conference? Check out this program on unconferences.

It’s All Hallway! An Unconference Approach to Professional Development
Monday, June 13 @ 10-11:30am

Speakers: Lisa Chow, Karen Huffman and Mary Talley

Unconferences are participant-driven events that provide an informal and open environment for learning and sharing of ideas, resources, and best practices. This unmoderated panel will feature case studies and best practices of two unconferences: HealthCampNYC, a regional health unconference focused on health literacy and community health and SLA’s unconference sessions.

At the end of this session, attendees will:

  • understand what an unconference is
  • learn about past unconferences
  • be able to develop and facilitate their own unconference at their organization