Library Camps and Unconferences

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 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(R) series will enable a thought provoking, productive, and friendly event for you and your LIS peers. Learn more about TECH SET(R) #1-10 and #11-20 by clicking on the links.

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