General Information

Library Camp Nebraska III
NLA/NEMA 2010 Pre-conference
Riverside Howard Johnson
Grand Island, NE
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Sponsored by
The Nebraska Library Commission
and ITART

Draft Schedule

9 – 9:30 a.m.: Registration and getting to know your Library Camp colleagues
9:30 - 10 a.m.: Opening session: What to expect today, decide on discussion topics, organize into break-out groups
10 - 11 a.m.: Break out session 1
11 - Noon: Break out session 2
Noon – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Break out session 3
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Break
2:45 – 4 p.m.: Closing session: Re-group, discuss break out session results, determine next steps

Background

Library Camp Nebraska III is the third in a series of unconferences throughout the state of Nebraska. So, just what is an unconference?

An unconference is the best part of a conference (conversing with your colleagues) stripped out and crammed into a fun and informative day-long event. Unconferences have no pre-selected presenters, just group discussions on the topics that you want to talk about with your colleagues. Library Camp Nebraska will be using the BarCamp model for our unconference. Participation will be limited to just the first 50 registrants and is open to anyone who is interested in dialogue and conversation about customer-friendly libraries, library 2.0 and how we can all improve our services and organizations to meet the needs of our communities. (There will be tech topics covered, but if you aren’t a techie, come talk about something else.)

Registrants are encouraged to post some information about themselves and submit topic ideas on this blog. Once we all gather on the morning of October 13th, we’ll decide as a group what is to be discussed. There will be 3-4 rooms available so many, many different discussions can occur. If you join one and you find you’re not as interested as you thought, just get up and head for another room.

WiFi access will be made available and attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. Large pads of paper and markers will be available in the rooms.

Morning and afternoon snacks and beverages will be provided. You will be responsible for covering your lunch expenses. (There will be discussions scheduled for the lunch period so don’t plan on going too far for lunch.)

I want to attend. What’s next?

  • Register for Library Camp Nebraska III. (There is no charge for attending Library Camp nor are you required to attend the rest of the conference to participate.)
  • Make sure you have a WordPress.com account (you do not need to set up your own blog) then e-mail Michael so he can invite you to this blog.
  • Tell us who you are by writing a blog post here about yourself and categorizing it as “About Us“.
  • Submit an idea for a discussion by writing a blog post here and categorizing it as “Topic Suggestions“.
  • Get a map & directions.
  • Got a question? Leave a comment.

What’s the tag for this event?

Please tag anything posted on another platform with libcampnebraska3. Yes, it’s a little long but it works. (Abbreviating ‘Nebraska’ and ‘NE’ will make those not in the know think we’re in the North East or something.)

What about CE credit?

Nebraska librarians who attend all day will earn 3 credit-hours of CE. The usual form will be your responsibility to fill out and submit.

Can I follow along if I’m not attending?

Sure. Just subscribe to the feed for this blog.

Who’s in charge of this circus?

If you’ve got suggestions or praise, you can let Michael Sauers or Christa Burns know. If you’ve got a complaint, please find someone else to talk to about it ;-)

Other Library Camps & Related Links

Banner image CC-BY-NC-SA Alexander Kesselaar

One Response to General Information

  1. sgardner2 says:

    I am the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am also a cataloger. I am the past chair of both the Technical Services Round Table and the New Members Round Table.

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