Library Programmers Jamboree: An Unconference

Event Information


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation

Event Category: 

Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 



Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542




Registration for this event is being taken through Eventbrite, so that colleagues from throughout the Northeast can participate.

When you register, you may pay by either credit card or check.

If you choose to pay by check, please remit payment by March 1, 2017 to:

44 Stelton Road
Suite 330
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Attn: Nanette Cox

If you pay by check, please make sure to indicate the following:

  • That it is for the Library Programmers Jamboree
  • The name(s) of the registrant(s)

Library Programmers Jamboree

LibraryLinkNJ and the Princeton Public Library are partnering to host an unconference for all staff at public and academic libraries who work on planning and providing public programs for adults. An unconference is organized, structured, and led by the people participating in it.

Offering a wide variety of public programs for adults is a core service for libraries of all sizes that creates space for community engagement, education and entertainment. Planning and providing programming for your community offers both great opportunities and many challenges. Join us for an interactive day with colleagues from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut where we’ll share the joys, and wonderful moments as well as the frustrations of this powerful, fun tool. In the process, we will exchange ideas to improve programs in libraries throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Audience: All staff at public and academic libraries who work on planning and providing public programs for adults.

After participating in the Library Programmers Jamboree, you’ll be able to:

  • Strengthen your professional network of fellow library staff who develop adult programs for their communities
  • Expand your repertoire of programming possibilities based on best practices input from colleagues
  • Share your own programming successes and get advice on how to address issues that are unique to programming staff

What You Can Look Forward To:

  • 9:30 am - 10 am: Registration and Coffee
  • 10 am - 10:15 am: Welcome & Introduction
  • 10:15 - 11:15 am: Lightning Talks
  • 11:15 - 11:30 am: Setting up sessions
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Unconference Session I
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Unconference Session II
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm: Program Speed Dating
  • 2:45 - 3:15 pm: Wrap-up / Best thing you learned today

Updated Snow Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Registration Information



We are taking registration for this event via Eventbrite. We anticipate high demand for this event and will use a waitlist if registration fills. 

You can pay by either credit card or check (please see Payment, above, for details). 

The Eventbrite page for the Library Programmers Jamboree is open.

The snow date for this event has been updated to Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

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