Lemon, A., Hoberecht, T. & Brown, E. (2011). We Ning-ed a Virtual Pre-Workshop: Now What?. The Reference Librarian, 52(3), 208-217. doi:10.1080/02763877.2011.556530
In 2009, a group of instruction-minded librarians in Oklahoma added unconference-like elements to their usual workshop structure and agenda to make their workshop more participatory and attendee-driven. The result was a virtual pre-workshop hosted on a Ning social networking site. The virtual pre-workshop enhanced the actual physical workshop in several ways. The group’s new challenge: where to host its new pre-workshop format without Ning and how to gear the new format to be more mobile friendly while not excluding non-mobile interested workshop participants.