Unconference 2014: Santa Barbara City College
Saturday May 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
This Unconference connects community college librarians from around California in a low-cost, high participation professional collaboration. Attendees will collaborate online prior to the Unconference to identify community college librarianship topics they’re interested in presenting to the group or facilitating a discussion about. Everyone will be both teacher and learner.
1. Presentations that last 7 minutes with 5 minutes for questions/feedback. Presentations will either be about a project an attendee has done that they think other librarians would be interested in or an idea they have for a library-related project that they’d like feedback on (or to find possible collaboration between colleges) from the audience. There will be 2 of these sessions during the day.
2. Group discussions on topics that last 50 minutes. There will be 3-4 different discussion groups going on during each of three discussion periods. The goal is to allow everyone to contribute to the discussion.
Additional experiences: Recess! Improv! Good coffee! Beautiful views! Laughter!
Registration is free and will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis for up to 50 attendees. Organizers will help you find reduced motel rates and shared housing with local colleagues.
The ALA definition: “An unconference is a participant-guided experience that actually brings the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where a group of leaders determine what will be discussed, the participants make those decisions at an unconference, and usually either on the day of the unconference or shortly before.”