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Spaces + Places: an unconference on the topic of librarianship and place

Join librarians, LIS students and faculty, and others to learn, discuss, and share about the topic of librarianship and place.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
8:30am–12:30pm
Conference Room 304ABC at Schine Student Center at Syracuse University

RSVP today!
Anyone interested in the topic is welcome. Please spread the word. The more attendees, the better the conversation.

About Unconferences
Unconferences are meetings driven by the attendees. Spaces + Places will embrace the spirit of an unconference—no keynotes, no registration fee, whoever shows up decides what to talk about, anyone attending may present, anyone attending may facilitate a discussion.

About This Unconference
This unconference was conceived and planned by iSchool LIS students Stephanie Prato, Matthew Gunby (MS LIS December ’12), Mia Breitkopf, and Sarah Bratt as part of Dave Lankes’s IST 600 course in Fall 2012. It is being sponsored by the iSchool.

Because many librarianship students and practicing library and information science professionals and scholars will be there, there will probably be a lot of discussion about library spaces and places. Other likely discussion topics include the Third Place, spaces and the participatory movement, innovative uses of public spaces, co-working spaces, maker- and hacker-spaces, virtual knowledge networks, digital libraries and more.

Anyone is welcome, but please RSVP so we know how much coffee to order. Check out our video on YouTube for ideas and visit the Wiki we made to share thoughts and perspectives. Here you’ll find registration information, the schedule, logistical information, and more. It’s the people who come to an unconference that make the conversations great and the event worthwhile, so please consider sharing your voice and your perspective with us on February 26th.

Questions? Visit the Spaces + Places wiki to contact us.

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