San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How many times have you thought the best part of the conference were talking to your peers during the coffee and lunch breaks? When listening to a speaker have you ever thought "I could do better than that?" The open space movement is gaining momentum across every profession, this is a chance to experience why.
Due to an explosion of interest CILIP at Umbrella is hosting it's own unconference, UNbrella. This year CILIP is giving you the chance to set your own agenda. You will have the opportunity to discuss, debate, critique and praise the subjects you think are important.
If you want to know more about unconferences, but are afraid to ask, have a look at Wikipedia's entry for Open Space Technology When you've booked your ticket, click on over to UNbrella's wiki, for more details about this and other unconferences.
If you'd rather speak to a real life librarian about unconferences and how they can help you, don't hesitate to email the Library Camp-ers at LibraryCamp@yahoo.com
If you're on Twitter we'll be tweeting announcements and much more as @LibraryCamp
Please note: you will need a ticket for Umbrella to attend UNbrella
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.