Library Camp

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Library Camp doesn't mean burned marshmallows, mosquito bites, or popsicle stick-based art projects. Library Camp is a series of informal Unconference gatherings to share ideas, technologies, and discussions.

The next Library Camp will be held Thursday, March 20th, 2008, at the Downtown Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

The goal is to get a bunch of people together, and let them talk about whatever they'd like to talk about, within the rough purview of libraries and library technology. We'll start with all getting together with a blank schedule to talk about what we'd like to talk about and fill in a few slots on the agenda. We've got time for four sessions and room for at least 3 concurrent sessions, so there could easily be 10-12 different things to talk about during the day.

We're working on providing breakfast; lunch is on your own, but there will surely be groups heading out to nearby places in downtown Ann Arbor. There are also a mid-range hotel near by (The Campus Inn, $200/night, orbitz has for $99/night), and a very cheap place a little further out that's not half bad (Lamp Post Inn, $45/night).

If you have any questions about the event, please don't hesitate to email eli at and he'll be happy to help, and if you're planning or hoping to attend, or have an idea for something you'd like to see a session about, edit this page and list your name or your suggestion! Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you at Library Camp!

I plan or hope to attend!

  • Eli Neiburger, AADL
  • Ed Vielmetti, Pure Visability, Ann Arbor
  • Eric J. Klooster, AADL
  • Ryan Eby, AADL
  • Roshayne Jaimon, AADL
  • Aaron Beebe, GDL
  • Ronnie Morgan, GDL
  • John Blyberg, Darien Library
  • Alan Kirk Gray, Darien Library (hope)
  • Peter Murray, OhioLINK
  • Janet Elkins, UM-Dearborn Mardigian Library
  • Heidi Hansen, Wayne State LIS Program, Detroit
  • Rikhei Harris, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (hope)

I wish I could be there!

Session Ideas

  • How about post-netflix circ ideas? They've shaken up our customer's expectations... I wonder what Library Campers could come up with?
  • Life after the era of the ILS vendor
  • Cooperative development (inter-library coding)
  • Practical 2.0 magic
  • Cloud computing for libraries