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Idea Playground: Youth Services UnCon

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Dominican University, Parmer Hall
7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305

Registration Fee: $45
Registration Opens July 6

Sponsored by the ILA Youth Services Forum, ILA Young Adult Services Forum, and Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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From simple manipulatives to complex electronic gaming, the role of play and its relationship to learning and development is a burgeoning area of research and discussion. On August 6, the concept of play will be explored indepth as attendees of the 2015 Unconference “Players Gonna Play” discuss tips and best practices revolving around libraries, play, advocacy, gaming, and programming.

The Unconference is an opportunity for idea and resource sharing while providing
a chance to network with colleagues. This event is cosponsored by the ILA Youth Services Forum, the ILA Young Adult Services Forum, and Dominican University GSLIS. 






Keynote presented by Jenna Nemec-Loise, librarian at the Chicago Public Library Roosevelt Branch, adjunct instructor at Dominican University, and advocacy columnist for Children and Libraries


Unconference Schedule

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Voting for Sessions 8:30 - 9:30 a.m
Opening Remarks 9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
Jenna Nemec-Loise Keynote 9:40 - 10:40 a.m.
Session Moderator Selection     10:40 - 11:00 a.m.
Break 11:00 - 11:10 a.m.
1st session  11:10 - 11:40 a.m.
2nd session 11:50 - 12:20 a.m.
Lunch                                                                         12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
3rd Session 1:20 - 1:50 p.m.
Play Expo and 4th Session  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Break 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Vendor Sales 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.