23 August 2012

VT Tech Unconference

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Last call for registration!

VERMONT TECH UNCONFERENCE :: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 :: NOON-4:30 PM :: MIDSTATE REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER

SPACE IS LIMITED!
Register and help us to generate the agenda by sharing your ideas,
questions, and concerns:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFBtWU1VY1Q5bTFodXlGblNDZlpFSkE6MQ

Schedule:
12:00-12:15 meet-greet-mingle-snack
12:15-1:00 intros, overview, anything else, voting on sessions
1:00-1:45 3 breakout sessions
1:45-2:30 3 breakout sessions
2:30-3:15 3 breakout sessions
3:30 evaluation and follow up
 
10 tentative sessions based on grouping what people identified on the web form so far:
Together we'll vote on the schedule, additional topics, and anything else that doesn't fit this framework

*  Keeping up and finding time
*  eContent/eBooks/downloadables/online resources
* Devices/Gadgets/eReaders/iPads
* Open Source ILS - KOHA and Evergreen
* Maintaining hardware, printing, wifi, networking, access control
* Websites and social media
* Mobile apps, usability, and connectivity
* Technology training, instruction, and programming for staff and public
* Tech & organizational culture/change: winning support, budgeting, fear, IT
* Makers, digital collections, digital media, content creation

What is an unconference? An unconference is a format, different than a
workshop or lecture, a participant-driven approach celebrating our
everyday problem solving. We’ll collect your ideas before the date and
create sessions that center on a tech topic. You can expect to attend
3-4 roundtable sessions with colleagues, sharing challenges and
innovations.

Our purpose: bring people together, of all skill levels, that manage
technology in Vermont’s public libraries, to discuss the best tools,
how to manage them, and move our libraries forward. Hear what other
libraries are doing and to share your ideas.

*3 credits can be applied to the technology requirement for DOL certification    

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