How Library Camp works


Libcamp 2015 pitching
Elaine Harrington pitching at LibCamp 2015

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 at 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

LibCamp 2015
LibCamp 2015

Library camps emphasise the informal, and that’s where we need your help. The theme of this year’s event centres around the teaching role of the librarian. 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 2013 and 2014 and 2015. 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. See our Call for Pitches post for more info on why you should pitch and what’s involved.

And don’t forget there will be cake!

We also encourage participants to bring some baked goods – sweet or savoury  – to help fuel hungry pitchers! (attendees get cake too don’t worry).

Photo by Mr.Caillou – CC Attributions – non commercial sharealike license


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…it’s a fun time!