A big thank you to everyone that came along to #libcampoz12 in Melbourne on 10 February. It was a terrific day and we have received so much positive feedback.
Thanks must go to:
- our sponsors who generously donated funds
- the unorganising committee: Mel, Kat, Kate, Kathryn, Lucinda, Romany, Fiona, Sally, Andy, Kim
- Staff at University of Melbourne for support on the day
- Kate Davis our MC and Kathryn Greenhill who nicely wrapped the day up for us
- VALA for helping out with the registrations
- The participants who were inspiring, challenging, noisy and informed
Anyone can organise a library camp. If you are interested and need some mentors just drop us a line.
If you are coming to Library Camp OZ 2012 we need your help with all things techie! Some of the ways you can help out include:
- Bring your laptop or tablet and type up the program or take notes during sessions.
- Record the action: bring along your smartphone or camera and take photos or video.
- Tweet during the event and help us setup a twitter wall on the day.
Let us know how you would like to contribute and release your inner techie! Remember to tag everything with #libcampoz12.
After the lunch break we plan to have 30 minutes of lightening talks. There is the opportunity for 5 participants to talk for 3 minutes on a topic of interest.
Sign up sheets will be available at the registration desk and we will be accepting submission until the start of morning tea. If you are thinking of nominating for a lightening talk you will need to do a little preparation.
You will need:
- A title and one sentence that describes your topic
- Up to 3 slides on a USB (optional)
It’s exciting to see how many interesting topics have been proposed for the main sessions, so if your proposed topic doesn’t make the main program, you may want to consider nominating to present it as a lightning talk.
Tips on presenting lightning talks http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html (from 2004 but a good post)
With a little happy dance I am pleased to announce that we have a MC for libcampoz12. Kate Davis who many of you may know through social media or seen speak at various library conferences. She is a librarian, researcher, PhD student and lecturer in information science at QUT.
A big shout out to our sponsors so far:
Their sponsorship means that we can keep the unconference free for participants. Thanks for sharing the library love.
Katherine Greenhill at libcampoz11, Perth
A quick up date on libcampoz. The uncommittee has had a couple of meetings and things are falling into place.
As mentioned before the unconference will be held at University of Melbourne on Friday 10 February 2012.
If you have never been to an unconference before this is your chance. Essentially during the registration process you indicate what you would like to hear about on the day and/or indicate whether you would like to facilitate a session on a particular topic. The on the day audience votes on the program.
I attended my first library camp in Perth recently and it was terrific. I left feeling inspired and invigorated. Discussions were lively and most of all relevant to my work. If you not a unconference newbie we would love to see you too.
The day is taking shape and will feature:
- lightening talks – short, five minute talks on topic of your choice
- slide karoke – on the day we give you 6 slides and a topic and you riff either on your own or with a partner!
- Zaana Howard and design thinking
Registration will be live soon so watch this space.
We have the first official sponsor for Library Camp 2012.
We would like to welcome The University of Melbourne Library as our event venue.
The unorganisers would like to thank The University of Melbourne Library for allowing us to make use of their library spaces. University is located on the edge of the CBD. It is easily accessible by tram, train and bus and casual parking is available. The library is centrally located within the picturesque grounds and we will be providing maps and tram routes you can take to get there.
Watch this space for details about LibCampOz12. Keep the date free Friday 10 February, 2012 in Melbourne. A must for library folk.