Saturday, 7 December 2013

Conference thoughts

Library Camp 2013
Along with a couple of hundred other ‘ librarians’ (I use the term loosely, although we were mainly librarians!), I attended Library Camp 2013 last Saturday. Our host was the new library in Birmingham.
Several people have blogged about the day, including our former Chair, Gareth Johnson:
As I’m busy helping to organise Interlend 2014, it was interesting to see how the un-conference style worked. Suffice to say that I don’t think ‘the rule of two feet’ would go down too well with our speakers. But I could be wrong…….
I suppose the main difference is that Library Camp is attended at your own expense and in your own time, whereas Interlend is more usually work-related. To that end, the committee works hard to listen to delegate feedback and make the conference relevant to the Interlending issues of the day. Which is why we are always happy to hear from you, whether or not you are a member of FIL, and why we try to attract as many interesting speakers and workshops as we can around the conference theme.
So please think about it when the call for speakers goes out. And save the dates in June 2014!
If we don’t hear from you, or don’t meet you at events, we can’t reflect your interests.

And we’d hate you to use your feet and walk.

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