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Discussion What Do You Want CraftCon to Be?

by Kate Kosturski on Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 08:33 pm

The great thing about designing something like ALA CraftCon is that we can make it whatever we want it to be - to fit our needs.  Here's a few suggestions for what we can include:

The great thing about designing something like ALA CraftCon is that we can make it whatever we want it to be - to fit our needs.  Here's a few suggestions for what we can include:

  • Make and Take Tables
  • Demos
  • Craft Swap (not sales, I don't want this to be about money - though if you have an craft business you would like to promote, I'm okay with that as long as ALA TPTB are)
  • Panels - crafting as a way to teach establishing a small business, art education, etc.
  • Meet Etsy Team Librarian
  • Craft Showcase (this can be personal crafts or crafts from library programs with the appropriate permission) 

Or, we could keep it very simple and have a low key drop in/meetup where people can whip out their craft and relax in a creative space free of conference obligations.  (Downtime is essential during conference, as we all know.) 

What do you think? 

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For librarians who love to craft. Paper crafters, print makers, knitters, crocheters, sewers - any and all are welcome.  

The first CraftCon was held in the Networking Uncommons at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Librarians were encouraged to stop by the uncommons and take a break from conference for an hour (or more) with their favorite craft.  

Planning for the 2012 Annual Conference and 2013 Midwinter Meeting CraftCons are under way. Ideas are welcome. 

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