The 3rd of 3 online Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces"
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mountain Time
Free online conference!
Register to attend live or receive the recording links afterward.
Conference description: There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities. Offering further services and methods to meet patron needs. We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate in this event.
Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Mountain Time
Exhibits open at 7:00 a.m., Mountain Time
TechKnowledge is a complimentary virtual conference: no traveling costs, no accommodation costs, no attendance fees. ALL CONTENT. It's a must for anyone who has a role in their public, academic, or school library setting. This event will deliver the most relevant and up-to-the-minute content to help drive libraries and stakeholders into a pro-active, user-centric future.
Join us to explore emerging technologies, service models, innovative programming, new ways of sparking learning and active engagement while building access and assuring inclusion. Four high content learning tracks for and from libraries of all types—school, academic, and public—will be offered in key areas.
Registration is free and includes access to the event archives, on-demand, including all presentations, information and handouts from the conference. By registering for this conference, you are agreeing that Library Journal/School Library Journal may share your registration information with sponsors currently shown and future sponsors of this event.
This subject guide is based on resources the presenter and program participants shared at the 2017 New Mexico Library Association Mini-conference program Transforming Ourselves through Professional Development. A big Thank You to everyone who participated!
Pages of this guide are predominantly organized based on the following areas. Transform yourself through professional development by...
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In his book The power of habit: why we do what we do in life and business Charles Duhigg breaks down how habits are formed. How is this helpful? In knowing how habits are formed, he also provides insight into how patterns can be broken. Goodbye negative old habits, hello positive new habits! Duhigg stresses the importance of repetition in habit formation. Give this a try by blocking out time on your calendar dedicated to focused learning in a consistent manner, such as a 30-minute time block every Monday and Wednesday at the same time on those days.
"What YOU Can Do"
(online document slightly modified from ALA website, accessed 3/29/2017)