I like the concept of unconferences very much. The more loose structure can be very liberating to the traditional conference learning experience. Combining a traditional conference with an unconference track is one of the reasons I am looking very much forward to this years Internet Librarian International – and I am proud to be a part of both the unconference and conference track.
I hope to see you there and talk libraries with you. I am doing talks on Guldborgsund Public Library recent gamification project, Global librarianship and on the brand new unconference X track I will share about the library advocacy group Library Avengers.
I am also looking forward to the Hackerspace Conversations between Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard and Jeroen de Boer and to catch Åke Nygreens talk about Boosting ICT training in public libraries to name just a few.
Here is my speaker program – You can also “borrow me” for a 15 minute talk about about community engagement, gamification, communities and collaboration on the X track… London Calling!
It is privilege to see new versions of 23 Mobile Things living and thriving world wide. The number of people in the library field that is learning together about mobile technology and using this technology to deliver library services to their communities is growing. Thank you to all the learners and organisers keeping this program alive and making it better all the time.
Thank you Joan and Karyll for the great version for Philippines and Singapore.
There and back again: 23 Mobile Things | 23 Mobile Things.
Right now a lot of people are doing the Singapore, Philippines version of the 23 Mobile Things program. This is a guest post by Kathryn Barwick, Mylee Joseph and me for the awesome new program with a greeting to all the learners. Follow the link to see how the Singapore, Philippines are rocking 23 Mobile Things…
My first time presenting at an online conference was this years awesome Library 2.013. It was a lot of fun and I would love to do more online presentations. If you use Blackboard you can see the recorded version of my presentation here
Here are my slides:
and links to presentation and video Greetings from Mylee Joseph and Abigail Willemse
Michael Stephens video about learning 2.0 and research results from 23 mobile things
Mylees Video presentations
Mylee Joseph and Katrhyn Barwick Slides
Hello from Mylee
Breaking the tether of the PC
Who what where
Abigails Video presentation – Greetings from #anz23mthings
Introduction & how we did the course
How we run our course
Collaboration for the course
Thanks & conclusion
The Danish version of 23 Mobile Things is half finished and today the English version launched. I am very proud of this project. If you are new to the smartphone / tablet world this free online learning program could be what you are looking for – or you might know someone who are looking for a course like that?
See the announcement of the project at Tame The Web
..and then head over to 23mobilethings.net and see it for yourself. We would love to connect with you on twitter @23mobilethings and via #23mobilethings
I am so happy to be working with Mylee Joseph and Kathryn Barwick from State Library of New South Wales, Australia and Dr Michael Stephens on this project.
A heartfelt thanks to the participants and hard workers from the Danish edition: Pernille Saul, Sigrid Kjøller and Stine Grabas and the rest of the staff from Guldborgsund-libraries.
[Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moe/7721137/in/pool-77497676@N00/]
In a week I will be enjoying the company of librarians from all over the world at my library. I am looking forward to welcoming the conference Cycling for Libraries. I can´t wait to meet you all!
While the conference are at my library the theme will be “Choosing the future of the library” and you can help contributing to the topic by making comments here or writing me at twitter. My take on this is that we as library professionals are the ones that shall choose what the future of libraries will be – so let´s get to work and make it happen.
Can we stand any more talking about the future? I think we can because we will have the wisdom of almost 100 library brains from different cultures, but the core of what we do as libraries in our local communities are the same. This could bring us further.
We will be discussing the theme in different settings during the day – but we have two hours to:
Develop a framework for the discussion
Have a Skype in session with my very valued colleague and friend Buffy J. Hamilton who is an advocate for idea and learning-driven libraries and for embedding the librarian in the community.
Have some time to self-reflection
Generate Ideas together
The outcome will be documented and I can´t wait to share it with you.
This video of R. D Lankes . The author of The Atlas of New Librarianship is the best possible introduction to why I think this is important and why we should use the opportunity to discuss this theme when the international think tank of library lovers park their bikes for a few hours.