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Library Camp 2018: An Unconference


Friday April 13, 2018: 9:00am to 4:30pm


Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room, Downtown Library: aadlfreespace, Downtown Library: Conference Room A, Downtown Library: Training Center

For Whom

Information Professionals, Graduate Students, And Anyone With An Interest In Libraries.


Library Camp 2018 logoLibrary Camp doesn't mean burned marshmallows, mosquito bites, or popsicle stick-based art projects. It's an informal unconference gathering to share ideas, technologies, and wonderings. Take a look at last year's schedule for an idea of the sorts of things we might be discussing.

This event is free to attend, but please register in advance so we know to expect you. All sessions will be held at the Downtown Library

The goal is to get a bunch of people together to talk about whatever you'd like to talk about.

We'll start with a semi-blank schedule and, at our morning gathering, we'll fill the agenda with your ideas.

Here are some topics we plan to slot in: 

- Managing technology for non-technology people
- Working with kids for non-youth librarians
- Intellectual property and understanding copyright for non-lawyers
- Digitization for everyone
- Building a welcoming space
- Your suggestion here!!!

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:

9:00-9:30 am — Welcome and Bagel Breakfast:
We'll use the first 30 minutes to plan the sessions. Bring along your ideas — this will be an interactive planning session.

9:30-10:30 am — Keynote by Susan Kornfield —  Intellectual Property & Libraries

Susan Kornfield's Keynote Slides

Susan M. Kornfield has been practicing law for over 35 years and is the chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Bodman PLC.  She has been involved in national and international IP transactions and litigation involving trademark, copyright, rights of publicity, trade secrets, patents, and know-how.  She teaches “Intellectual Property Practice” at the University of Michigan Law School.  Susan has served as an arbitrator on matters involving technology disputes, as an expert witness in disputes involving technology and copyright, and is a certified mediator in intellectual property matters.  She served on the "Provost's Advisory Committee on Copyright" at the University of Michigan and serves on an advisory committee to Stanford University libraries on issues involving digital copyright.  She has been recognized by “Best Lawyers in America,” “Superlawyers,” DBusiness Top Lawyers, and Managing Intellectual Property “Women In the Law” award.  In 2017 she received the " Excellence in Intellectual Property Practice" award from the State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Section, and in 2014, she received the Robert Cummiskey award from the State Bar of Michigan for 32 years and 10,000 hours of pro bono legal services.

Session 1: 10:30-11:30 am
4th Floor Meeting Room: Q&A with Susan Kornfield
4th Floor Conf. A: Making the Most of your Volunteers
3rd Floor Freespace: Online Enrichment & Continuing Ed
3rd Floor Training Lab: Outreach that Doesn't Suck
Secret Lab: Making Makerspaces Happen

Session 2: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
4th Floor Meeting Room: Handling Mental Illness in Public Spaces
4th Floor Conf. A: Self-Publishing and Libraries
3rd Floor Freespace: Circulating Tools, Stuff, Kits & Beyond
3rd Floor Training Lab: Marketing & Social Media 

Lunch on your own: 12:30-2:00 pm

Session 3: 2:00-3:00 pm
4th Floor Meeting Room: Working with Kids and Teens
4th Floor Conf. A: Reeling in Friends / Working with Boards
3rd Floor Freespace: Programming for Adults at Bars and Such
3rd Floor Training Lab: Flexible Spaces on the Cheap

Session 4: 3:00-4:00 pm
4th Floor Meeting Room: AV Nightmares and How to Escape Them
4th Floor Conf. A: Difficult Conversations with Coworkers
3rd Floor Freespace: Reaching Diverse Audiences with Collections & Events
3rd Floor Training Lab: Local History & Digitization

Wrap up and Farewell and Tools Petting Zoo: 4:00-4:30 pm