If you haven’t made up your mind yet whether to attend LibraryCamp this Saturday, read on for ten very good reasons why you should book your ticket and tell your friends to book theirs too. Apart from our crazy-bananas-good programme of pitchers talking about everything from social inclusion, tips and tools for teaching and how librarians can embrace their teaching role and gain professional recognition there’s a multitude of other good reasons to come…
#1. The venue!
#irelibcamp16 is taking place in The Student Common Room in Dublin Business School (on the 4th floor of Castle House building) on George Street. This central location is easy to get to and the Room is fitted out with with a grass floor, bean bags, sofas, various games (Jenga! darts!) and last but not least a big iPad type jukebox (5 songs for €1!)
#2. Find out how school librarians are coping with the challenges of classroom management and pedagogy in the library, as well as getting professional recognition
#3. A library-themed Quizz
Eh…who doesn’t love a good pub-quizz? this one will be a fun version based around the theme of libraries!
#4. Try out a student-centred teaching tool called Peerwise that Jack Hyland is using in his classes with 3rd level students
#5. Cake and prosecco…need we say more?
#6. Hear about why Academic libraries are still a vital part of the infrastructure and support for teaching and learning in Higher Education in the age of Google with Siobhán Dunne
#7. Discuss continuing professional development and pedagogy for librarians with Robert McKenna
#8. Have your say on how libraries can fill gaps in the education system for those with special needs with Elaine Chapman
#9. Hear about teaching in Corporate and Legal libraries!
#10. Catch up on what you missed or discuss what you learned at LILAC 2016 in UCD!
#11. Socialising/meeting peers/networking…the pub afterwards!
We will be following the day’s learning with a few drinks in a local bar on Georges St. (location TBA) where you can mix and mingle with the group.
Ok so that’s more than 10 – plus there’s more!
We still have a few excellent pitches up our sleeve – stay tuned to find out which brilliant librarians from public, academic and special libraries will be giving their take on the teaching role of libraries and librarians on the 21st May! Check out the pitches as they role in on our Pitches page and then head straight over to Eventbrite to book your tickets.