Mid-Winter Unsymposium

Registration is OPEN for our tenth annual Lake Superior Libraries Unsymposium!

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

Our tenth annual Lake Superior Libraries Unsymposium will once again be held virtually this year! Our 2022 “unconference” will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 from 1-4 pm. We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of conversation, collaboration, and connection–from wherever you are!

“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!

Although we are disappointed that we can’t meet in person for our 2022 Unsymposium, we’ll stick to the “unconference” format where discussion topics are brainstormed and voted on by conference attendees! The online platform we’ll use is yet-to-be-determined, but you’ll be able to ask questions, interact with other participants, and offer expertise drawn from your own experiences. At our Unconference, you determine the conversation!

The Unsymposium is free and open to everyone.

  • When: Friday, January 14, 2022, 1-4 pm
  • Where: Online! (more information will be provided to registrants)
  • Registration: Now open!
  • Cost: Only your time!

QUESTIONS? Contact us!



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