What Is LibraryCamp?

Library Camp Australia is back for 2016

  • Date: Friday 12 February 2016
  • Time: 9:30am for morning tea for a 10am start until 3:30ish
  • Place: Building 80, RMIT
  • Food: BYO plate to share. No lunchbreak, but all-day grazing/breakout room and a 20 min midday breather
  • Sponsors: RMIT. More wanted. Please contact Lisa Miller (lisa@miller6.net) if you would like to sponsor the event
  • Theme: Anything to do with libraries
  • Participate: This will be run as an unconference, with participants deciding sessions on the day. There will probably be Powerpoint Karaoke, Lightning Talks and maybe a Fight Club plus any session you want to be part of…
  • Registrations open toward the end of January. We anticipate this being a no-frills, but quality, event with no admission charge.


What is a Library Camp / Unconference?

An unconference for anyone who works in, researches, uses or is interested in libraries, following the principles that session topics are set on the day and that everyone contributes in some way.

How much does it cost?

We will not be charging any sort of registration fee.

Why LibraryCamp Australia?

We are timing LibraryCamp Australia to be directly after the VALA2016 Conference. We hope to attract a large number of interstate and even international guests.

How does it work?

The unconference works on five guiding principles and one law. Check out the Wikipedia entry for Open Space Technology Guiding Principles and One Law for more details. They are:

  1. Whoever comes is the right people
  2. Whenever it starts is the right time
  3. Wherever it happens is the right place.
  4. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have .
  5. When it’s over, it’s over.

Law of Two Feet: If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet, go someplace else.

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