An un-workshop is different from the “expert” facilitator-led workshop. It’s based around topical breakout sessions driven by participants, with casual conversations and knowledge sharing among peers. It will allow participants to continue discussions started in other sessions, as well as to start new conversations and plant seeds for productive collaborations.
Under the theme of navigating current challenges related to libraries, technology and learning, this session will adapt itself to the specific interests of all present. As our final session before closing, we encourage everyone to come and participate.
What can I expect as a participant?
In two hours you’ll be able to attend two 45 minutes sessions on topics that interest you. These sessions will have been proposed and led by AMICAL colleagues, and agreed upon at the start of the un-workshop.
In each session the convener will share their own experiences, invite participants to respond and contribute their experience, and, finally, you’ll identify takeaways and any next steps.
The un-workshop is subject to the “Law of Two Feet”: If you find yourself in a situation where you are not contributing or learning, move somewhere where you can.
How can I propose to convene a session?
Un-workshop sessions are casual and to convene one you don’t need extensive preparation.
The first step is simply to come up with an idea or topic related to the theme of “navigating current challenges related to libraries, technology and learning.”
Add your idea to this Google Doc. This document also includes helpful ideas for coming up with an idea that will resonate with AMICAL colleagues.
Suggested sessions will be upvoted at the start of the un-workshop on Thursday 15 January to decide which of them will take place and when.