Library Camp brings together people who are interested in modernising and transforming libraries for one day of intensive debate, knowledge sharing and ideas. It& 39;s an unconference so anyone can lead a workshop or facilitate a session and it& 39;s free to attend. You don& 39;t have to be a librarian or even work in a library, you just need to be passionate about the future of libraries. This year the unconference will be back in Birmingham in October and we want to invite 200 people so we need to raise £1000 to pay for a venue and feed the campers!
We are all volunteers and work in libraries doing a variety of jobs and organise library camp in our spare time. We want library camp to be open to as many people as possible and that& 39;s why it& 39;s free and happening on a Saturday - so you don& 39;t need to ask for permission or stump up hundreds of pounds to attend. You do need to bring questions and be willing to share ideas, to be interested in the future of libraries and want to work towards transforming, improving and modernising libraries in the UK.
At past LibraryCamps we& 39;ve had sessions on gamification and libraries, linked data, DIY OPAC hacks, 3D printing and makerspaces in libraries, file sharing, social change and libraries, open source library catalogues, career development, ebooks...read more at our blog www.librarycamp.co.uk and Facebook www.facebook.com/librarycamp or Twitter www.twitter.com/librarycamp. There are tonnes of photos from last years event on Flickr with the tag libcampuk11. Please support us and help Library Camp 2012 happen :)