It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start the planning for the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase 2009, but indeed it is! We’re going to be swapping up the format just a little bit this year, but the thing that isn’t changing is that we want the library community to tell us what they want to hear about. For those who may not have attended the SSS over the last couple of years, here’s how it works:
Step 1: We put out an open call for topics to the library world. You tell us the topics you want to hear more about.
Step 2: We find experts on those topics who are willing to participate in the Showcase.
Step 3: Those experts prepare a web-based presentation on their topic, and put it up sometime before ALA Annual 2009.
Step 4: At Annual 2009, those same experts will attend the Showcase and will discuss their topic, answer questions, tapdance, and otherwise entertain and educate. The format is slightly different every year, but the Showcase at Annual 2009 will be fun, educational, frantic, interesting, and guaranteed different than any program you’ve ever attended at an ALA Conference.
Step 5: After ALA, the conversation will continue online, on YourBIGWIG and other places.
Come join us for one of the most interesting presentations you’ll ever see, and more importantly, help us put it together! The “social” in “Social Software Showcase” isn’t just about the tools, but about the process as well. Be a part!