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Quasi-Con Registration is Full!

Thank you all for your tremendous interest. If you did not register but still want to participate in a more limited capacity, you are welcome to drop in on a few presentations in the afternoon. We can’t provide you with lunch, but we can provide awesomeness (and badges!) Check the schedule for times and room numbers.

Note to Attendees: Please bring a laptop or tablet for collaborative online activities and badging.

Saturday, February 2, 2013, at North Quad, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

What is it?
A second annual student-led, day-long conference hosted by the U-M student chapter of the American Library Association.

It’s called Quasi-Con because it adapts the form of an unconference (with participant-driven workshops and conversation), while incorporating elements of a traditional conference (with presentations and other planned events).

This is a great chance to build your résumé through professional engagement, and trade ideas with peers and professionals.

Last year’s conference brought together 70-plus students and professionals for dynamic conversation and information-sharing around the subjects of libraries, service, archives, and information work.

How much?
$10 covers coffee, tea, and breakfast in the morning, plus lunch and a few conference goodies.

Conference fee is waived for presenters who submit their proposal by January 10.

Who’s it for?
You! Quasi-Con is open to all students, library/archives professionals, and community members. We have some money in the budget for parking costs for out-of-town visitors, so get in touch if you’re not in the Ann Arbor area (or Michigan) but want to come anyway!

This year’s theme is Minding the Gap. What might we do differently in our libraries, archives, or services, what might we add, what might we give up?

Let’s explore:

  • New service models.
  • New user populations and communities.
  • New collections.
  • Under-represented or underserved communities, voices, or histories.
  • New chances to collaborate & innovate.
  • New technologies that help us serve and preserve.

Share your:

  • Case studies, projects, research or technologies.
  • Success stories or inspirations.
  • Risks or experiments.
  • Lofty ideas.
  • Critiques.
  • Calls to action.

The most important thing to know
You don’t have to be a conference veteran. You don’t even have to know what a Quasi-Con is. Sign up for a presentation spot, if you like, or just come for some good conversation and networking.

tl;dr
Quasi-Con 2013. Libraries/Archives/Awesome/Lunch. Feb. 2. North Quad, Ann Arbor.
Facebook event for questions, updates, carpools: http://www.facebook.com/events/578361378857578

Send questions to alaofficers@umich.edu.

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