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Library Camp 2017: An Unconference


Friday May 5, 2017: 9:30am to 4:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

For Whom

Information Professionals And Graduate Students With An Interest In Libraries


Library Camp doesn't mean burned marshmallows, mosquito bites, or popsicle stick-based art projects. Library Camp is an informal unconference gathering to share ideas, technologies, and discussions. Take a look at last year's schedule for an idea of the sorts of things we might be discussing.

The goal is to get a bunch of people together, to talk about whatever you'd like to talk about, within the rough purview of libraries and library technology. We'll start with a blank schedule and at our morning gathering, we'll fill the agenda with your ideas. We've got time and space for at least 4 concurrent sessions, so there could easily be 10-12 different things to talk about during the day. Bring your ideas and quandaries. AADL staff will be on hand to help with directing the conversation, but like any unconference, the event is led by whoever shows up! Here's a rough schedule: Welcome and Bagel Breakfast: 9:30-10:00 am We'll use the first 30 minutes to plan the sessions. Bring along your ideas — this will be an interactive planning session. Keynote by Cliff Lampe and Lindsay Blackwell — Social Media Behavior and Societal Impact: 10:00-10:30 am - Cliff Lampe is an assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan and currently researches social interactions that are supported by mediating technology. Lindsay Blackwell is a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information. Her research explores misbehavior in online communities, including trolling and online harassment. Session 1: 10:45-11:45 am Board Room: Librarying in the Current Political Climate Conf. A: Working with Volunteers & Friends 3rd Floor Freespace: Ideas for Programs for Grownups 3rd Floor Training Lab: LibGuides Session 2: 11:45am-12:45 pm Board Room: Getting Colleagues to try New Things Conf. A: Community Partnerships & Engagement Freespace: Ideas for Programs for 20s Training Lab: Digital Books, Downloads & Streaming Lunch on your own: 12:45-2:00 pm Session 3: 2:00-3:00 pm Board Room: Signage, Wayfinding & Displays Conf. A: Working with Boards that Micromanage Freespace: Ideas for Programs for Vulnerable Populations Training Lab: Social Media, Marketing, & Hiring for Such Secret Lab: Shoestring Makerspaces Session 4: 3:00-4:00 pm Board Room: Future of Library Financing Conf. A: Messaging, Relevance, and Telling our Story Freespace: Ideas for Programs for Kids & Babies Training Lab: New Tech & Kiosks Secret Lab: Library of Things / New Collections Wrap up and Farewell: 4:00-4:30 pm Secret Lab: Tools Demos & Lessons Learned Thanks for coming!