What is libcampnw12?
In short, it is libcampuk12's annoying younger brother. Not as big or as clever as libcampuk12.
But just as fun.
Shamelessly stealing his older sibling's fabulously fashionable un-conference format and bringing a familial familiarity. Libcampnw12 wants to ease your grief and let you re-connect with the joy that was (and will be) Library Camp.
Our crack team of in-house medjiahadin observed, absorbed and reserved The Manchester Digital Laboratory (Madlab) for the afternoon of Saturday 28 January from 13:00hrs through 17:00hrs.
The good/amazing news is that those lovely community minded folk at Madlab are not charging us a single bean for this event. It is because of this generosity we are able to bring this event to you now. Whilst hot drinks will be available there will be a charge, with all the profits going to Madlab itself. All donations of cake/cookies/breads/biscuits and other lard/flour combinations will be gratefully accepted, consumed and leftovers donated.
A Recent "Literature Northwest" Seminar at Madlab
A wiki page is available for the proposed session ideas.
When & Where
Librarycamp is a network of user generated unconferences for people interested in libraries. Anyone can organise a librarycamp - you don't need to be a librarian or even work in a library. A national Librarycamp unconference is held annually in Birmingham in the autumn and regional events take place throughout the year.
At a librarycamp the participants lead the agenda – in fact, there isn’t an agenda until people make suggestions for what they’d like to talk about at the start of the day. It’s free to attend and there are no keynotes speakers. It’s open to anyone: public/private/whatever sector and you don't have to work in a library. It’s an unconference so we follow the principles of Open Space events - people can wander in and out of sessions, tweet, blog and take photos all day.