Library Camps and Unconferences
125 pages • 2010
More and more libraries are working to organize their own library camps or "unconferences" -- open, friendly and refreshingly informal gatherings for librarians to unite, exchange ideas, and share knowledge. Library Camps and Unconferences provides you with the practical, step-by-step guidance you need to bring your vision of organizing a library camp to life.
Author Steve Lawson walks you through the process from start-to-finish, with guidance for setting a date and location, organizing important technological components, planning events, and gathering equipment. You'll find advice for setting a budget, marketing your camp, and conference-day management, as well as tips for dealing with unexpected problems and methods for evaluating your camp's success.
Whether you've planned library camps before or you're a first time organizer, this Tech Set title will enable a thought provoking, productive, and friendly event for you and your LIS peers.