Tag Archives: Conferences and events

Conferences and Events: Running your own event

Have you ever considered running your own professional development event or conference? Or volunteering to help make one happen? There are many reasons to consider running your own event. Sometimes the event you want to attend doesn’t exist yet – the International Librarians Network was created because Kate, Clare and Alyson all said ‘wouldn’t it […]

Conferences and Events: Anna talks about ALIA Access and IAML Australia

Our conferences and events discussion topic prompted ILN participant Anna Shelmerdine to reminisce about her first conference experience – and about how she’s currently living and breathing conferences! Thanks Anna for this guest post: I remember my first conference. It was an ALIA Access in Brisbane, Australia in 2010. A couple of months earlier I had started […]

Conferences and Events: Speed networking – meet lots of librarians in the shortest time possible!

Have you ever participated in a speed networking event? Speed networking is based on the idea of speed dating, where a single person meets a large number of other single people in a structured event. An example of this would be an event where you get just 10 minutes to speak to someone, before having […]

Conferences and Events: Networking tips and getting the most out of events

There are lots and lots and lots of articles available online to help you get the most out of your conferences and events and how to master the art of networking: 5 Things Every Search Conference Newbie Should Know How to be awesome at going to library conferences ALA Conference Survival Tips — 35 Conferences […]

Conferences and Events: Unconferences and Library Camps

Non-traditional conferences are on the rise – with unstructured or semistructured events such as Unconferences and Library Camps  continuing to be on the rise. We shared a post about Unconferences late last year: When we asked our country coordinators for a submission on library conferences and events, our UK coordinator June Hughes responded with a […]

Conferences and Events: Online Events

There are an increasing number of conferences and professional development events being held on the web. Whilst less traditional than face-to-face events, online events can be a lot more accessible. Many online conferences are free (or at least inexpensive) and are ‘attended’ over the internet, allowing for people to participate from all around the world. Time […]

Discussion Topic: Conferences and Events

Conferences and events offer great opportunities for professional development. They provide valuable opportunities to meet new colleagues, and catch up with others you might not get to see very often. Whilst programs of talks, papers, posters and panels can be a great chance to hear about what others in the industry are working on and […]