I went to ALA for the first time in several years last week. I don’t think I’ve been to ALA since the Think Tank has been in existence. It was a great setup. Conference was in Boston. I was giving a pre-conference. Part of my deal was that I’d get registration for the conference, and one night in a fancy hotel (and some $). It worked out great. Usually, I admit, I dislike workshops. I don’t like to be in them and I barely know how to give them. However, my feelings on this are not normative, so I tried to bring my education and my experience to an afternoon workshop for about twenty people and have some useful exercises and activities as well as some good discussion. I think it went well. My main self-critique was that I had made sure I had three hours of “stuff” for a three hour workshop and maybe didn’t leave enough time for people to just talk to each other. More blank spaces next time. You can read through my slides as well as see the handouts and exercises (and the image credits) at this URL: https://www.librarian.net/talks/llama16/.
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A single slide with a URL! Very clever. The conference-recording people were totally freaked out the other year when my ‘slides’ were a web site (“what do you mean, a web site??”) and they kept pestering me for slides and just seemed absolutely baffled by the idea that there might not be powerpoint. (They also totally set up a single fixed video camera pointing straight at the podium that I wasn’t *at* for 2/3 of the workshop…ah, assumptions.)
Anyway tl;dr, your idea is very clever and I shall have to keep it in mind :)
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