Participants exchange names and contact information during the two minutes so that they can connect with the people who appealed to them following the speed dating session.
It's an efficient way for people who are interested in finding a special someone to meet a large number of people quickly in a safe environment.
Extending these unstructured networking periods provides one way to improve these events.
But another, underutilized means for strengthening them is by carefully integrating structured networking periods into the conference schedule.
In reflecting upon their feedback, I had an epiphany: speaking directly with others about their work is similar to dating.
By the final round, about half of the students will typically have a book that they want to check out.I especially like that I can customize the boxes for the classes/grades that I have visiting.And I LOVE that lots of book replenishing is needed after each class! What other tried and true activities do you use for the love of reading?So I try to do as much as possible to talk to my students about what they’re reading and help them find books that will get them hooked!One activity that I’ve found to be extremely successful this year is a round of “Book Speed Dating.” I know that this is an activity that many librarians have done for years…it’s tried and true for a reason!