Monday, December 8, 2008
Infocamp Seattle, for example, used a UStream channel, people put things up on slideshare, etc. It would be great to have a bunch of relevant tools set up (such as they need setting up) before hand to help sessions run smoothly.
Friday, December 5, 2008
LITACamp, The Everywhere Library: Creating, Communicating, IntegratingLITACamp, a library technology un-conference, is scheduled for:
Thursday & Friday, May 7 & 8, 2009LITACamp features a community-driven format. There is no pre-determined session topics or presenters, other than the two daily keynote sessions. Participants create and lead the sessions. Participants determine the topic and format of the sessions, sign up for time slots, and pitch session ideas to all. This format encourages collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation.
OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, OH
Our keynotes will be delivered by notables known for pushing library technology to directly serve patrons, and are designed to stimulate discussions and ideas and energize the days' sessions.
Our Keynoters for this year include:
Joan Frye WilliamsVisit the LITACamp wiki for the most current information about the camp, including registration and housing.
Why can’t we replace the “Read” posters that portray libraries as places of things with “Ask” posters that show them as places of curiosity? Why do library gaming programs have to be some sort of lost leader to reading when gaming is a literacy unto itself? Who said the catalog has to be the public face of the library on the web? WHY CAN”T LIBRARIES REINVENT SEARCH?The conversation quickly turned to David's program at the 2008 LITA Forum and we were using phrases such as "if it's not fun, why do it" and "aren't we doing what we do because we enjoy it, and hopefully our patrons enjoy it too?" I don't yet have a good name for this topic, but I think it actually goes quite deep into why we're library folk and why we knock ourselves out to provide all manner of information and services to our patrons. Maybe:
We're just here for the fun
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sparks become Stars
May 7-8, 2009
9am to 5pm on Thursday and 9am to 3pm on Friday, plus an optional social event on Thursday evening
OCLC campus, Dublin (Columbus) Ohio
This is a library technology un-conference for anyone interested in libraries using all types and implementations of technology to continually improve services and access for patrons. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which most presentations are designed and delivered by attendees.
Librarians, information technologists, students and trustees from the user-centered information community are all welcome and encouraged to attend this un-conference focused on timely discussions of current library issues as determined by the participants themselves.
What is the format of this un-conference?
LITACamp has no pre-determined session topics or presenters, other than the daily keynote sessions. You, the participants, create and lead most of the sessions! You determine the topic and format of your session, sign up for a time slot, and pitch your session idea to the group. The exact schedule will be created as we go. The purpose of this format is to encourage collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation. Check our wiki for details on creating sessions.
The daily keynotes, delivered by notables known for pushing library technology to directly serve patrons, will be designed to stimulate discussions and ideas and energize the days sessions. Our Keynoters for this year include:
Joan Frye Williams
John Blyberg (awaiting confirmation on john, stay tuned)