Mid-Winter Unsymposium

Sometimes you need a break from the average conference: you need an UNCONFERENCE! At the LSLS Unsymposium, you determine the conversation.

“I appreciate the opportunity to meet and talk about the nitty-gritty of ideas that we might all struggle with, rather than formal conferences where we listen to people talk about big ideas that I may not be able to scale to my situation.”

Participants brainstorm a host of topics, which are then selected in a bottom-up, democratic manner. Rather than listening to a single speaker, you get to ask questions, interact, and offer your own expertise on a topic chosen by the whole group. So…everyone wants to talk about diversity in collection development? Done. You’re the only one who wants to talk about library-themed cupcakes? Maybe we’ll talk about them next time! Together, we’ll discover our common challenges and develop solutions collaboratively. You’ll come away from the Unsymposium invigorated by lively discussions and ready to take that excitement back to your library.

Previous discussion topics include:unsymposium-voting

  • Climate change and libraries
  • Displays/marketing
  • Learning analytics
  • Office supplies
  • and much more!

Save the date for the 10th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Mid-Winter Unsymposium at Superior Public Library! Join us on January 14th, 2022, for an afternoon of networking, discussion, and collaborative learning & problem-solving!

“Comfortable environment, great conversation . . . “

We can’t predict how the next few months will go or if we’ll need to switch to an online venue. For now, please keep an eye out for final confirmation of the date and other details in a few weeks, and more importantly: get this date on your calendars! Sign up for our mailing list, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website for updates.

The Unsymposium is free and open to everyone.


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