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ACPL Library Camp 2014

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Library Camp is over for another year! This year's committee has one more meeting scheduled to wrap up and send Thank You notes, and we will be sending out links to a survey and to video links for the recorded portions of the unconference.

Thank you to everyone who attended; your presence made the event a success!



Click here to suggest or vote for breakout sessions!





It is an exciting time to be involved in libraries! Everything keeps changing, and we have the opportunity to help shape the future of our profession!


ACPL Library Camp will take place at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.  This UN-conference will  feature guest speakers, presentation opportunities for you, and a plan-as-we-go format of breakout sessions.   If you've never been to an UN-conference before, it's a great way to learn what you want to learn while networking with other librarians!  At Library Camp we'll focus on library technology, innovation and problem-solving. Wikipedia defines an unconference as "a facilitated, face-to-face, and participant-driven conference centered around a theme or purpose".  Unlike other conferences, Library Camp costs nothing except the price of gas, food, and lodging if you plan to stay overnight.  Everyone eager to discuss libraries, technology and innovation is welcome to attend - students and professionals alike!




We call Library Camp an "un-conference" because only the keynote speakers are planned. The Agenda for the day will be up to you!  Together, we will decide what the  breakout sessions will be.  We can get started on that right now by posting ideas for topics ONLINE at our Idea Informer Page.  You will also be able to vote for your favorite topic ideas there.  We will use the topics YOU post as ideas for our afternoon agenda.  You have until Monday, August 18th to participate on the Idea Informer page, so check it out and don't be shy!  You'll also have an opportunity to pitch ideas for breakout sessions during the morning of Library Camp.  Please note that we always have a special gift for the person with the best topic idea!


Presentation Opportunities

A portion of ACPL's Library Camp will follow the Pecha Kucha Night format: 20 Powerpoint slides for 20 seconds each! People who want to share will have 7 minutes to get set up, make a presentation, and sit down!  If you present a pecha kucha, you'll receive an ACPL mystery gift!  Interested in sharing a pecha kucha? Just fill out this form and upload your slides by July 15. Want to know an easy way to remember how to pronounce "pecha kucha"? Click here for a video clip.


Another opportunity for you to present your idea or project is at the Project Gallery!  A project for the Project Gallery is like a science fair project. We will provide you with a 6-foot table and two chairs, and you can show off your project any way you want prior to the morning keynote session. If you're interested in participating, check the box on the registration form and a committee member will contact you for details.  Want to see what's in store for 2014?   Click here.


2014 Schedule 



8:00 am

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Networking, and Project Gallery

8:45-9:00 am


9:00-10:15 am  

Keynote Speaker:  Joseph Janes

"The Library in 2020 Will Be..."

What?  There are probably as many ways of answering that question as there are librarians.  Maybe more.  I posed that question to a number of people for a book project and I want to share some of their responses with you, and in the process, I hope, also help you to think through you own answers to that question, and plans for how to get where you want your library to be.  

10:15-10:30 am  Live Agenda Creation for Breakout #1 

Planning the day by picking topics for the breakout session & creating groups to talk about them together.

10:30-11:30 am Breakout Session #1 
11:30-1:00 pm  Lunch! 

1:00-1:50 pm

Pecha Kucha Presentations 

1:50-3:15 pm 

Keynote Speaker: Valerie Gross

A 21st and 22nd Century Vision: Why Indiana Needs Libraries More Than Ever

 Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable for centuries to come? Join in to learn how a growing number of libraries are ushering in a new era by repositioning their libraries as a key component of the education enterprise, alongside schools, colleges, and universities. 

As libraries from all U.S. regions a begin implementing this concept, they no longer need to constantly explain why they are important. No one looks at them anymore with a puzzled look, asking, “Tell me again what you do?” Read more here.
3:15-3:30 pm Live Agenda Creation for Breakout #2
3:30-4:30 pm

Breakout Session #2

Planning the day by picking topics for the afternoon sessions & creating groups to talk about them together.

4:45-5:00 pm

Awards, Recap 

Recap what you learned, and offer insights and highlights. Gifts will be awarded.

5:00 Bye-bye!  An area has been reserved at J.K. O'Donnell's for our group to continue sharing ideas and having fun together.










Registration for the 2014 Un-Conference is NOW OPEN! 

The first 75 registered Library Camp attendees will receive the always trendy, much-sought-after official 2014 Library Camp T-Shirt, featuring original artwork by a local artist! All T-shirt spots are gone, but there's still room in the theatre to attend!


To register, please submit the online registration form.  




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