Library Camp 2018 – Book Now

The Career Development Group of the LAI in conjunction with DBS Library brings back its most popular event: LibCamp, which will take place on Saturday 26th May from 11-4 pm in the Dublin Business School Common/Hobby room.

Book your place on library camp 2018 today.  We’ll continue to sell tickets until we’re sold out but  make sure to book your place soon to hear from all these great librarians and library advocates exploring methods of Engaging With our Users!

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LibCamps are “unconferences”  where participants can wander in and out of sessions (pitches) and we encourage to communicate via social media your experience at the LibCamp. LibCamps provide an avenue for networking, communicating and sharing information. At LibCamps participants are leading the agenda.

This year we are exploring Engaging with our users: how do we interact with library patrons in Libraries?

See why you should attend How LibCamp 2015 works  How LibCamp 2016 works  and even consider pitching at our Library Camp 2018 What to pitch

Email your pitch ideas: laicareerdevelopment@gmail.com

Library Camp 2018 programme

10.30-11.00 Registration

11.00 – 11.15 Introduction to LibCamp 2018

11.15-12.30 Ice breaking: library quiz and prosecco

12.30-1.30 First set of pitches

1.30-2.15 Savoury and sweet break

2.15-2.45 Second set of pitches

2.45-3.15 Third set of pitches

3.15-4.00 Reflections and wrap up

Book your place here today.

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Library Camp 2018 – How it works.

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If you were fortunate enough to attend Library Camp previously you know exactly how it works! If not, here is a brief introduction to the wonderful world of Library Camps.

Library Camps are unconferences – we will be following the principles of Open Space events – participants can wander in and out of sessions and we ENCOURAGE you to tweet, blog and take photos during Library Camp.

Library Camp has no key-note speaker and you can wander in and out of sessions

Library Camp provides the perfect avenue for communicating, networking and sharing information. At Library Camp it is the PARTICIPANTS who lead the agenda for the day – and until you the ‘participant’ make suggestions or session pitches there is no agenda.

Pitches are informal sessions where you lead a discussion

Library camps emphasise the informal, and that’s where we need your input. The theme of this year’s event is Engaging with our Users. If you have a burning desire to talk about a particular aspect of marketing libraries or librarians we want to hear from you!

You can pitch sessions that you would like to host or co-present on the day. To get those thought juices flowing check out the session pitches from 2016. There is no powerpoint, just a flip chart if you want to make notes. You are not presenting in the traditional style, but leading a discussion around your chosen topic.

And don’t forget there will be cake

Ace of Cakes, library edition” by clemsonunivlibrary holder is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

We also encourage participants to bring some baked good – sweet or savoury  – to help get everyone in the mood.

Library Camp 2018 – Call For Pitches 

Due to the great success of previous Library Camps we will be hosting the next Library Camp on Saturday the 26th of May in DBS Castle House from 11am-4pm.

At Library Camp it is the participants who lead the agenda for the day – and until you make session pitches there is no programme.  So we need you to pitch your idea to us (by email to laicareerdevelopment@gmail.com ) and we’ll be adding pitches as we receive them to the blog over the next few weeks.

Pitches are informal sessions where you lead a discussion.

We are delighted that Loretta Rose will be participating and her pitch is as follows:

SUMMERTIME STARS

Aiming to outline methods to design creative, fun storytimes and arts & craft sessions for babies, toddlers, young children and their caregivers.

Using “Right to Read” recommendations to employ “themes” in storytime sessions I will explain what a “theme” is and how it differs from the subject.

I will also demonstrate methods to align these themes within the context of Early Childhood and Primary School Curriculum learning objectives, using examples of storytime components and recommended order of activities.

Drawing from over 10 years as a professional voice-over artist and 15+ years’ experience teaching drama in primary schools I will offer tips, techniques and advice to maximize learning outcomes and minimize challenging behaviors – ensuring a popular programme with robust participant engagement and excellent repeat attendance levels.

 

Library camps emphasise the informal, and that’s where we need your help. If you have ideas, thoughts, or even musings on the topic then please send us a pitch – it’s a great way to get some public speaking experience/kudos and a great way to show your commitment to the cause!

Library Camp provides the perfect space for communicating, networking and sharing information

You can pitch sessions that you would like to host or co-present on the day. To get an idea of what it involves check out the session pitches from 2016. There is no powerpoint, just a flip chart if you want to make notes. You are not presenting in the traditional style, but leading a discussion around your chosen topic. A pitch generally takes about 30 minutes and can incorporate games if you want to get creative! Audience-participation is key.

We also encourage participants to bring some baked goods –  savoury or sweet  – to help fuel hungry pitchers!

Library Camps follow the principles of Open Space events – participants can wander in and out of sessions and we encourage you to tweet, blog and take photos during Library Camp…it’s a fun time!

Email  laicareerdevelopment@gmail.com with your pitch today!