The second Cambridge Librarian TeachMeet is happened on Tuesday 29 March 2011, from 6pm to 8pm (with drinks, nibbles, chatting and bingo from 5.30pm), at the Schlumberger Research Centre, Cambridge.
TeachMeet is an informal, fun event. There’s the chance to meet new people and to hear about and discuss new ideas in a relaxed setting, all over a drink and a bite to eat. Everyone is welcome: whether you’re a librarian, an information ninja, a shambrarian, or something else; whether you’re the head of your organisation or a junior assistant; whether you work in a university, a school, a business, or elsewhere.
How to take part
Booking for 60 free places at TeachMeet opened on Monday 26 January, and, to our amazement, we were fully booked by the end of that day.
What happens at TeachMeet?
At the heart of TeachMeet are five-minute micro-presentations and two-minute nano presentations given by volunteers. At (lib)TeachMeet everyone will have the opportunity to get involved in discussion as well – that’s why we call our attendees ‘enthusiastic lurkers’. Presentations will be about anything that fits loosely into the category ‘techie tools and/or teaching tips’: people tell us about something they’ve tried out in their library, whether it worked or not. If you want to know more have a look at the topics and presentations from last time.
The only rules we have is that presentations mustn’t be trying to sell us anything, and that they must stick to the timeslot! Presenters can use whatever presentation format they want: including PowerPoint, keynote, prezi, slide rocket, 280 slides, just talking, showing something from the web, holding up a poster or singing a song!
- Liz Osman, Library posters: engaging your students
- Anna Martin, Never write lists again (unavailable for copyright reasons)
- Sarah Pavey, Jigsaws: a first step to academic essay-writing in schools
- Laura Wilkes, Using QR codes to promote ejournals
- Nicky Adkins, Debunking the myth of the Google generation (Nicky’s slides are also available on Slideshare)
- Jo Harcus, Tagging the academic library (Jo’s slides on Slideshare)
- Suzanne Paul, TeuxDeux
- Clare Aitken, Using Tellus Magic to make access to subscribed resources easier (unavailable for business security reasons. Some background information: Adding ezproxy to the url – 5 different methods, EzProxy Bookmarklet Generator, Favourite LibX feature)
- Naomi Herbert, Using special collections for teaching
- John Iona, Embedding information literacy in a competency-based curriculum (John’s slides are also on slideshare)
How to get there
TeachMeet is happening at the Schulmberger Cambridge Research Center, High Cross, Madingley Road, CB3 0EL. Directions for travel by car, train and plane are available on the Schumberger website.
If you’re coming by car please note that there is parking available, but that you must reverse park in the spaces. This is stipulated by Schlumberger.
If you’re coming by bicycle, there are cycle sheds available at the rear of the carpark.
How we’ll use your information
When you register we’ll ask for your email address. This is so we can contact you with information about the event, and won’t be shown on attendee lists. We’ll also ask for your ‘institution’: this is required by Schlumberger for security reasons, and will be shown on the attendee list.