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Unconference: Program for Serendipity

UNCONFERENCE @ ER&L — Program for Serendipity: A Conversation

Tue Mar 18 2014, 3:10pm–5:35pm, Room 105

Jill Emery
Facilitated by Rachel Frick and Jill Emery


This event will be an unconference at ER&L where the audience will be asked to participate in a conversation about cross-pollination within library environments and how new influences can help develop new conversations. The session will also touch on putting yourself in new contexts to learn new approaches to work situations. We’ve developed a simple slide presentation to walk through the discussion topics and one goal of our session is to develop ten bullet points each attendee can walk away with for helping to create serendipity in their working environments.
Rachel Frick

Preparing for a great conversation…
If you plan on joining us for this conversation, please take a look at the following resources prior to the ER&L conference if you have the opportunity to do so:

1. Dan Cohen: Planning for Serendipity: http://dp.la/info/2014/02/07/planning-for-serendipity/

2. Spec Kit 339: Innovation and R&D: http://publications.arl.org/Innovation-R%26D-SPEC-Kit-339/

3. Redesigning a Library’s Organizational Structure, Higa, M. L., Bunnett, B., Maina, B., Perkins, J., Ramos, T., Thompson, L., & Wayne, R. (2005). Redesigning a Library’s Organizational Structure. College & Research Libraries. http://crl.acrl.org/content/66/1/41.full.pdf+html

4. Where do good ideas come from by Steve Johnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0af00UcTO-c

Our presentation is linked here, Programming for Serendipity, to give you a sense of the flow of this event. We look forward to seeing and engaging with everyone at ER&L 2014!

— Rachel Frick & Jill Emery