Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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January 2012


Do you know what an unconference is? Have you attended this type of conference alternative? Have you organized a camp? If these terms have as yet gone under your radar, you will certainly be hearing more about them in coming years. Michelle Boule writes an overview to the topic and provides context for what to expect and how to apply the theory of camps and unconferences to your own conference, training session, or classroom. Boule worked as a social sciences librarian at the University of Houston from 2004-2008 and is now employed as a consultant and freelance writer. She currently serves as the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Interest Group Chair Coordinator. She has experience developing online learning environments, teaching in-person classes, and organizing unconferences.