Registrations for the second WA Library Unconference are now open. The theme this year is – Library 2.0 and Beyond: getting our hands dirty. We hope to include half a day of small hands-on workshops and a “technology petting zoo” with gizmoes and gadgets to fiddle with. Sessions focus on discussion rather than single person presentations.
DATE: Friday 22 August 2008
TIME: 9:30am – 5pm
VENUE: State Library of Western Australia
The venue only holds 75 people, so it is first in, first served. Registration has two steps. 1. Put your details on the Registration 2008 page. 2. Go to the What is happening on the day 2008 page to put your name down to do something. We need people to present sessions, suggest session ideas, co-ordinate funding, keep accounts, to order lunch, to collect lunch on the day, to record audio and vision of the sessions, clean up, look after rooms on the day, set up for the “Inspect-a-gadget” session, update the wiki for sessions, be gophers on the day and anything else they think to offer.
A new feature this year is “Libjam”. While we are tallying up who wants to go to which session, we’d like at least 6 people to take just 3 minutes to share something their library is doing to “get hands dirty”. You can sing, dance, present a clay model, a mini movie , just talk – whatever fits in 3 minutes.
An unconference works on the principle that whoever turns up is the right person and whatever you discuss is the right thing. People prepare topics, but sessions are decided on the day. Everyone is expected to participate by either presenting, joining in the discussion or doing another job. To see what happened last year, see What happened at the Library 2.0 on the loose unconference in 2007 here.
This is a free event again this year. We are grateful to the State Library for providing the venue. Thanks to Murdoch UniversityLibrary for providing sponsorship for lunch.