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What sessions would you like to see at Intersect 2018?

Intersect is not your grandmother's library conference! This brand new regional gathering of library and information professionals will be taking place in Buffalo, NY on October 5, 2018. The purpose of Intersect is to facilitate a culture of learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together annually to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging setting where participants determine the content. Intersect: Where People and Ideas Meet!

We would like to see our participants engaged in active learning, embracing creativity, and exploring new ideas. Please feel free to submit ideas for workshop sessions, poster sessions, lightning talks, pecha kucha, discussion roundtables, breakout sessions, interactive panel discussions, technology demonstrations, presentations in interesting new formats, and anything that you'd like to see at this new unconference from the Western New York Library Resources Council.

This is our active conference proposal space, and a chance for attendees and presenters to be creative with their content submissions. Please include these five items in your idea submission:

1. A short session description of around 100 words

2. Style of session (roundtable, interactive panel, small group breakout, demonstration, make/hack/play, etc.)

3. What participants will gain from your session (Will there be handouts or take home activity items? What skills will be learned? Is this an interactive session?)

4. Organization Level (is this a fully formed presentation, or an idea that's open to collaborators? Will you be posting a Call for Participation from other attendees? We encourage ideas that aren't fully formed, this is your space to collaborate!)

5. An email address so we can contact you if your session is selected for Round 2. If you are selected, you will be asked to give a more detailed proposal for our peer review process.

This session decider will be up for a short while, so don't hesitate to post your great ideas here. To foster attendee participation right from the start, we highly encourage you to vote on the proposals you see here as well. We can't wait to see what creative and wonderful sessions are waiting to be proposed!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mandi Shepp (loudmouthedlibrarian@gmail.com), David Schoen (schoen@niagara.edu), or Heidi Ziemer (hbamford@wnylrc.org).

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Reference Librarians Speak Freely
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by Caitlin
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by Jessica Oelcher & Jose Hernandez
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by Eli Guinnee and Margo Gustina
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After reading about Margo's Hoory For series in Library Journal, I would be especially excited to... more
by Dolores
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LoudLibrarian, Tom Vitale, Caitlin and 2 more

After the School Bell Rings: Libraries are Education
by Leah Hamilton
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LoudLibrarian, Patty, Tom Vitale and 3 more

Mentoring the Mentors
by Jessica Olin
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Michele Brancato, LoudLibrarian, Tom Vitale and 1 more

Technical Topics
by Jim Gerland
Is there any interest in technical topic presentations/workshops/Pecha Kucha?
Teaching coding and data science in the library with Python and Jupyter Notebooks.
by Don
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by Caitlin
I would be happy to present. We would need to define more details about "coding". A particular la... more
by Jim Gerland
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Digital Humanities and Pedagogy
by Jonathan Lawrence
Digital Humanities tools have opened up new opportunities for research and teaching. This presen... more
Learning about how students and faculty are using Digital Humanities tools will be interesting. T... more
by David Schoen
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David Schoen
"Planting Seeds for Change" - How libraries can partner with community garden groups or neighborhood groups to build community gardens - and how library collections and programming can support this activity (books on gardening, cooking local, healthy eating, food from around the world, etc.)
by Ddum60

LoudLibrarian, Barb, Melissa Froah and 3 more

Keeping Patrons on the Move: Unlikely Partnership between the library and transportation.
by Scott Jarzombek
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This is extremely important in the Southern Tier, WNY and other rural regions that we work with..... more
by Tom Vitale
This an interesting subject.
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Tom Vitale
"As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly:" Stories of failure and recovery
by David Schoen (moderator)
Creativity and experimentation entail the risk of failure. Despite our best intentions, our plans... more
I really like this topic- it's not specific to any one area or speciality
by Michele Brancato
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Michele Brancato, Tom Vitale, Jessica Olin and 3 more

"Hey Neighbor, Meet You at the Library" - Something on Community-Library interaction - maybe have pairs of people (library person + community organization person) tell their stories and share ideas for collaboration - could be academic and school libraries as well as public - for example, science... more

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Assessing Assessments
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by IntersectUnconference
I would like the Masters of Architecture Tour: https://explorebuffalo.org/downtown/american-masters/
by David Schoen
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LoudLibrarian, Tom Vitale, Caitlin and 2 more

Something on building a regional portal for virtual reality (360) created content - Joe Riggie and Ken Fujiuchi are currently working on this!
by Heidi

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WNY Book Arts Center
by David Schoen
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by Mandi
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Carol Kowalik-Happy
Something on PDA - patron driven acquisitions
I think this could be a great topic - we just need someone willing to present on it.
by Caitlin
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