ACRL MD Summer Program: The Best Idea I’ve Heard This Year: Improv-ing Professional Communication

Were you wowed by an idea at a conference, workshop, webinar, or other event? Come to ACRL MD’s summer program, and exercise your knowledge sharing muscles in a three-part session! Bridget Cavaiola from the Baltimore Improv Group will lead us in an active workplace communication workshop to get us idea-sharing in the morning, and you are welcome to participate at your own comfort level.

Next, we’ll facilitate a round of lighting talks, so that your colleagues can introduce what they have seen, heard, and learned in their professional development pursuits over the past year. To wrap up, this program will offer a panel discussion talking about the challenges, strategies, tools and failures involved when facilitating knowledge sharing in a variety of communities and environments.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register by July 18!

“The Best Idea I’ve Heard This Year: Improv-ing Professional Communication”
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Loyola University Maryland-Columbia Graduate Center (directions)
Registration: $40 MLA members, $60 non-member, $34 students

Program Schedule:

9:00-9:30am: Registration

9:30-9:45am: Introduction to and voting on lightning talks for later in the day

9:45-10:45am: Improv Workshop “Facilitating communication in the workplace” featuring Bridget Cavaiola, Teaching Artist, Baltimore Improv Group

10:45-11:00am:Break and tally of lightning talks

11:00am-noon: Lightning Talks: “The Best Thing I Saw This Year”

Noon-12:30pm: Lunch

12:30-1:15pm: “Did You Hear About This?”: A Panel Session on Professional Development, Idea-Sharing, and Communication in Libraries. Panel members include Jennifer Ferretti, Organizer of bLAM Collective; Kathleen Teaze, President of Maryland Library Association; Lynda Aldana, member of USMAI Resource Selection & Acquisition Subgroup

1:15-1:30pm: Wrap up, reflection and evaluation

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