Library Camps and Unconferences

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated, 2010 - Computers - 113 pages
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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. Featured Review ..".covers the history of these camps, planning considerations, common assumptions, choosing locations and dates, determining a budget, selecting activities, integrating technology and social networking sites, and event-day implementation, as well as ways to promote them and reach the appropriate audience. He concludes with discussion of post-camp follow-up and evaluation." Full review available here. SciTech Book News, August 2010 Read More.... 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 title in The Tech Set series will enable a thought provoking, productive, and friendly event for you and your LIS peers. Learn more about TECH SET #1-10 and #11-20 by clicking on the links.

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User Review  - esquetee - LibraryThing

I had to quickly skim through the last half of the book since it was due back at the library. It is a great little introduction to the concept behind THATCamps and unconferences. I read the first few ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sara Q - Goodreads

I had to quickly skim through the last half of the book since it was due back at the library. It is a great little introduction to the concept behind THATCamps and unconferences. I read the first few ... Read full review

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Steve Lawson is a CFP (Certified Financial Planner), a CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) and a RFC (Registered Financial COnsultant) that has spent his career protecting the valuable assets of seniors. Since 1993, he has been training financial planners on hopw to use conservative financial tools so their senior clients can have the greatest financial benefit while minimizing risk. Steve is the owner of Senior Advisors Network, a company that trains financial advisors on financial products such as reverse mortgages, fixed annuities, long term care and life insurance.

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