Sunday, July 08, 2007

LibraryCamp NYC - August 19, 2007

LibraryCamp NYC is happening on the campus of Baruch College in New York at the William and Anita Neuman Library.

I always seem to miss "BarCamp" type experiences. Either I'm too far away or have classes or don't have the cash to travel. I'd wish I could have know about this sooner. I would have loved to have go to an unstructured "BarCamp" experience for library folk.

I can't fret too much about it, they were totally booked by June and there is a long waiting list.

The "Camp" experience (Bar, Wine, Pod, Vlogger, etc.) is different from most conferences. The participants deciding what they want to talk or learn about, either on a wiki or on the actual day of the un-conference. It is a peer to peer sharing session. A part of the experience is the transparency of setting it up and the collaborative/volunteer effort that folks put into making it happen.

The reason I'm mentioning this is that often after a Camp experience there are photos, audio and video posted so that those that couldn't go get a taste of the event.

I hope it is true that the next LibraryCamp will be held in Southern California in 2008. I'm ready. Just give me the name of the wiki and I'll be good to go.

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