The Call for Speakers for Big Talk From Small Libraries is now open! This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Small libraries of all types – public, academic, school, museum, special, etc. – are encouraged to submit a proposal. Do you offer a service or program at your small...Read more →
I think one of the differences between Black Hat and DEF CON is that each have a different relationship to their heroes. The first night of Black Hat parties – all fairly corporate, though relaxed affairs with hackers of all stripes – I found myself at a VIP party talking to one of the...Read more →
Continuing Education and Training Grant to attend the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference, September 25-28, 2013 in Omaha Nebraska public librarians have a terrific opportunity to attend a national professional conference this fall–right in their own backyard! Because we think this is such a great opportunity, the Nebraska Library Commission (NLC) will...Read more →
Scholarship applications for the 2013 conference, to be held in Omaha, NE on September 26-28, are being taken now, until June 15, 2013 at 5:00 Central Time. Apply Now >> The Association for Rural and Small Libraries currently offers three annual conference scholarships to promote the organization and the conference. They are the Dr. Bernard...Read more →
Registration is now open for the 2013 Association for Rural & Small Libraries conference being held in Omaha, NE, September 25-28. My colleague Laura Johnson and I will be presenting a pre-conference workshop on creating video booktalks for libraries, so I encourage you to spend the extra $35 and join us for what should be a very...Read more →
Flickr user godaises attended Computers in Libraries this year and took some great notes. The best part is she posted all of them on Flickr? Why flickr? Well these aren’t your standard bullet-point-based notes. Thanks for sharing!
Yesterday was mostly an attendance day so I don’t have much in the way of stories other than to mention great lunch conversation over Greek food and dinner conversation over Ethiopian food. So, lacking a coherent narrative I hereby provide you with links to sites that I’ll definitely be checking out post-conference. The list may seem a bit random in spots but it’ll give you a pretty good idea of the topics I’ve been learning about over the past two days.
I’m leaving my home at 4am on Saturday morning to fly out to DC for Computers in Libraries 2013. So, as I prepare of the trip I’m once again thinking about just how I’ll survive the experience. Then this came across my screen this afternoon. There have been many many blog post about how to survive a conference. This one on the ReidAboutSex blog however, not only addresses common issues such as keeping yourself hydrated but also offers advice when it comes to the impact of conference attendance on your relationship with your significant other.
Multi-day workshops, retreats and conferences can be life-changing. They can also be life-draining. While multiple-day experiences allow attendees to put on their “workshop wetsuits” and dive deep into the waters of transformation, they can also stress our nervous and immune systems, and strain relationships in counterproductive ways.
Properly preparing for your “dive” and good self-care during your experience can help you stave off a cold, absorb more knowledge, and avoid capsizing your relationships. Knowing how to “resurface” after deep, intense, social and learning experiences is a skill set worth its weight in gold! Ye who ascends to the surface of day to day living too quickly after a conference or retreat has primed thyself for a wicked case of the “Conference Bends!” (Commonly known as “Con-Drop.”)
As a Jacques Cousteau of the sex ed world, I’ve attended, spoken at, or organized over one hundred conferences and immersive workshop learning experiences. I’ve learned the hard way what I need to recuperate quickly after such adventures. And as someone who also teaches other educators, workshop leaders, and “Muggles” (people who aren’t teachers/educators/professionals in the sex ed realm) how to navigate powerful experiences, here are some super useful tips, tricks and approaches that can help you midwife yourself from life-changing experiences back into the “default world.”
What follows below are some quick tips, explanations and exercises I’ve found invaluable. May they serve you well!
If you’re a first time conference attendee you should definitely read the full article. Even if you’re a long-time attendee I can say that there was some great advice that I’ll be trying out this time around.
Speaking of going to conference here are five reason why you should sit in the front row:
- You’ll meet amazing people
- You’ll connect with the speakers
- You’ll actually be able to see the slides
- You’ll focus and learn more
- You’ll gain confidence in other areas
Read the details @ Medium.com.