I'm happy to announce a date for Library Camp, a Library 2.0 unconference to be held in Ann Arbor, MI on April 14, 2006. Superpatron and the Ann Arbor District Library have space at the downtown library for people to gather and talk about Library 2.0 issues and opportunities. We're hoping for a good turnout.
An unconference or "camp" is a way of organizing a conference so that you focus on bringing the right people to the room and don't stress about who is going to be a speaker or what's going to be on the agenda. There is a low podium, lots of places to gather and talk, and no fixed pre-set agenda. This technique is based on Harrison Owen's "Open Space" conference format, and it's turned out a whole series of good events in the technology field (FooCamp, BarCamp, MashupCamp) in the last six months. As long as you remember a few key principles - whoever shows up are the right people, and the "law of two feet", you'll have a good time and learn a lot. And because it's in a library you can always repair to the stacks if you need something to back up your argument!
The event is free and open to the public, librarians and patrons alike. We have space for maybe 100 people to gather downtown at the library, and if interest overfills that we'll make room somehow. If you're planning to come, let us know. There's a Library Camp Signup Page on our wiki, or send mail to [email protected] and we'll help you out best we can.
Put your name on the Library Camp map thanks to Attendr.