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

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SLA 2011 DBIO Medical Section Program

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  • Karen: Specifics for SLA and also general resources.
  • Mini-Unconference   10 minutes: Pick topics 10 minutes: Discuss topics 10 minutes: Share ideas / record ideas SLA wants to collect Unconference sessions in a Word Map.
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    • 1. It's All Hallway! An Unconference Approach to Professional Development Lisa Chow | Karen Huffman | Mary Talley SLA Annual Conference DBIO Medical Section Program Monday, June 13, 2011 | 10:00-11:30 AM
    • 2. Introductions
    • 3. Agenda
      • Overview of Unconferences (Karen)
      • Examples of Unconferences:
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        • Embedded Librarianship (Mary)
        • HealthCampNYC: Community Health & Health Literacy (Lisa)
      • Wrap-up (Karen)
        • Additional Examples & Resources
        • Key Takeaways
      • Applying What You Learned... (You)
    • 4. Definition
      • SLA Unconference wiki wiki.sla.org/display/unconf/Glossary
      • A facilitated, participant driven conference around a theme or purpose. This model is used to foster and engage better professional communication. There are a handful of ways unconferences are arranged. Organizations may include unconferences within traditional conferences.
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    • 5.  
    • 6. To Summarize...
      • Key points
        • Participant-driven
        • Professional development event
        • Collective knowledge of the group
        • Informal learning environment
        • Loosely based structure
      • Free-form meetings (or un-meetings)
        • BarCamps
        • Open Space Technology
        • Podcamps
        • Mind Camp
    • 7.
      • Four Principles
        • Whoever comes is the right group of people.
        • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
        • Whenever it starts is the right time.
        • When it’s over, it’s over.
      • Law of Two Feet
      • “ Any persons neither learning from nor contributing to a group discussion must walk to another one.”
    • 8. Rules Revised
    • 9. Unconference Proposal
      • Concerns:
        • Unconference = unproductive
        • Nontraditional concept
        • Anxiety about this new idea
      • Benefits:
        • A way to engage staff
        • Foster skills
        • Boost staff morale
    • 10. Format: All Day vs. 2 Hours
    • 11. Capture Ideas
    • 12. Summarize Ideas
    • 13. Facilitated UnConferences 
    • 14. Facilitated UnConferences - Why?
    • 15. Facilitated Unconferences - When?
    • 16. Facilitated Unconferences - When?
    • 17.  
    • 18. HealthCampNYC
      • What: HealthCampNYC: Using Collective Knowledge to Improve Health Literacy and Community Health
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      • When: May 14, 2010
      • Where: New York metro and tri-state areas
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      • Who: Librarians, literacy professionals, public health professionals, medical professionals, community-based organizations
    • 19. Timeline
      • Six months before (December) - Reserve space
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      • Five months before (January) - First team meeting
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      • Three months before (February) - Send out Save the Date
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      • Two months before (March) - Send out event flier and info
      • One month before (April) - Open registration on wiki, finalize logistics, room setup, and technology requests
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      • One week before - Go through list of suggested topics, printing/photocopying, etc.
    • 20. Marketing
    • 21.  
    • 22. HealthCampNYC Wiki Stats
    • 23.  
    • 24. Opening Session
    • 25. Discussion Topics
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    • 26. Learning/Sharing/Brainstorming
    • 27.  
    • 28. Lessons Learned
        • Choose a different weekday, not Friday
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        • Better explain unconference concept and what the day will be like
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        • Give out evaluations at the beginning
    • 29. More Information
      • HealthCampNYC Wiki
      • http://healthcampnyc.wetpaint.com/
      • HealthCampNYC Summary Report
      • http://bit.ly/healthcampnyc-summary-report
    • 30. Additional Examples & Resources
      • SLA Unconference wiki
      • wiki.sla.org/display/unconf
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      • Del.icio.us tag: Unconference  
      • www.delicious.com/tag/unconference
      • LIS Wiki: Library Camps  
      • http://liswiki.org/wiki/Library_Camp
      • "Revitalizing Communication and Professional Development Through Unconferences" Presentation at PLA
      • http://slidesha.re/pla-unconferences
      • METRO LibGuide on Unconferences
      • http://bit.ly/unconferences
    • 31. Key Takeaways
    • 32. Unconference in ~30 minutes
        • How will you use this model?
        • Which model works best for you -- all day, 2 hours, [or less]?
        • What are some challenges that you might encounter in your organization with doing an unconference?
        • Five key takeaways from what you heard today?
        • Other topics or ideas?
    • 33. Summary of Ideas www.tagcrowd.com