If you are attending Internet Librarian or Internet@Schools West this month, save the time and date for our interactive and participatory “Crowdsourcing Your Library Challenges” session!  If you are not attending in person, we invite you to join us virtually—we will be posting our virtual channels for participation for those of you attending from afar to our wiki very soon!  Whether you work in a school (independent or public) library, academic library, or public library, this session is for you.

Internet @ Schools West 2010, Session S-203
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:30–2:30PM
Presented by Elisabeth Abarbanel, Michelle Fromme, Andrew Shuping, and Buffy Hamilton

About Our Session:

In this session, a panel of librarian leaders from public school and independent school libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries will model and engage in collaborative problem-solving and participatory librarianship by hosting a panel discussion in which participants will be invited to share challenges they are facing in their library settings. They will create conversations around these challenges and use the “wisdom of the crowd”—that’s YOU—to help explore creative solutions to challenges. Not only will they tap into the energies of participants who are physically present, but they’ll also invite virtual participation from the library community at large who may not be in physical attendance to help contribute to these conversations. They will utilize face to face dialogue as well as virtual means including Poll Everywhere, Skype, Twitter, and other cloud computing applications to expand the “room” and the wisdom that can be gained through personal learning networks.

In the meantime, we invite you to submit a challenge you need help solving via:

You can also Tweet at any one of us or use our session hashtag, #crowd10