|About the Book|
More and more libraries are working to organize their own library camps or “unconferences” – open, friendly and refreshingly informal gatherings for librarians to unite, exchange ideas, and share knowledge. Library Camps and Unconferences provides you with the practical, step-by-step guidance you need to bring your vision of organizing a library camp to life.
Author Steve Lawson walks you through the process from start-to-finish, with guidance for setting a date and location, organizing important technological components, planning events, and gathering equipment. You’ll find advice for setting a budget, marketing your camp, and conference-day management, as well as tips for dealing with unexpected problems and methods for evaluating your camp’s success.
Whether you’ve planned library camps before or you’re a first time organizer, this Tech Set title will enable a thought provoking, productive, and friendly event for you and your LIS peers.
ISBN: 978-1-55570-712-5. 2010. 6x9. 125pp. $55.00
|About Steve Lawson|
Steve Lawson is currently the Humanities Liaison Librarian at Colorado College. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern
University, where he studied theater, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where he studied
rare books, archives, and special collections. Prior to coming to
Colorado College in 2003, Steve worked in the Science and Engineering
Library at the University of California, San Diego.
In recent years, Steve’s professional interests have included low-overhead, informal methods of professional development for librarians, such as library camps and unconferences and online
communities. Steve is co-Carping Nerdboy of the Library Society of the World (LSW), editor of the LSW Zine, sponsor of the LSW Shovers and Makers awards. Steve’s next project is likely to look at how the future of librarians was depicted by librarians before the
age of the personal computer.