EACH GATHERING FOR THE COLLECTIVE REVOLVES AROUND A THEME.
2017 Theme: Make it Beautiful, Make it Usable
With a nod to Tractinsky, Katz, & Ikar, our 2017 theme is: Make it Beautiful, Make it Usable.
From designing library instruction to renovating spaces to creating elegant discovery platforms, aesthetics and utility are at the core of the work we do in libraries and as librarians, archivists, and information specialists. How might we seek more beauty and usability in our exhibitions, projects, programming, services, collections, and instruction?
We invite you to present a perspective of your own on this theme by proposing highly interactive sessions that may consist of hands-on workshops, conversations, small group activities, or other innovative and takeaway-driven formats. We also welcome ideas for our IdeaLibrary (book, game, and inspiration library) & TinkerLab (mobile makerspace and demo area).
Key Dates & Timeline
JuLy 5 - August 25- Session Picker Open
September 2 - Invitations to Round Two
September 19 - Round Two Proposals Due
September - October - Peer Review
November 7 - Program Announced & REGISTRATION OPEN
How do we program The Collective?
We invite library practitioners to propose sessions to see at The Collective and, just as importantly, to participate in our transparent decision-making process using our Session Picker during the Summer/Fall before the gathering. After the public process closes, proposals undergo a double-blind peer review, followed by a third and final review by the Programming Committee.