Hey library folk! Join in planning an Indiana reference unconference

One of my professional activities is serving on the Indiana Library Federation Reference Division board of directors. This year we’re trying to do something a little different with our annual conference. Here’s our mini-press release — join us in on the fun!!!

Indiana Library Federation Reference Divison sponsors “Unconference” at Ball State University

Are you familiar with “create your own adventure” books? How about a “create your own library conference?”

The Indiana Library Federation Reference Division is doing just that with Reference Unconference 2009 at Ball State University’s Bracken Library on Friday, August 7.

What makes an unconference is special is the ability for everyone to be actively involved from determining the topics to giving presentations and contributing to the discussions. Everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner! It is a format becoming popular throughout the library world!

The first step is to visit the unconference wiki at ilfreference2009.pbwiki.com. There you can read more about the unconference and answer one of these two questions….

  1. What do you want to learn?
  2. What would you like to teach or facilitate?

In early summer we will then take all of those proposed topics and have participants vote on them. Sessions with the most interest will be offered during the unconference. We will then finalize the agenda and submit the unconference for continuing education credits.

Indiana Library Federation
941 East 86th Street
Suite 260
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240