Upcoming Conferences

A few upcoming conferences that any young up and coming librarian might be interested in attending. For those of us who might not have a firm grasp of the field its a great way to start!

InfoCamp PDX 2012 is happening February 4th at the Q Center. This “unconference” is driven by the attendees, so jump in! http://portland.infocamp.org/index.html

Online Northwest is happening February 10th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis. http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/

Oregon Library Association Annual Conferance is happening April 25-27th in Bend. http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=129361&orgId=ola

Drop a line if their are any others I missed.

Infocamp Seattle

A cool upcoming “unconference”:

InfoCamp Seattle 2008 – an “unconference” for anyone interested in user-centered information and design issues.

Infocamp Seattle had almost 100 people participate last year, including students from all over the Pacific Northwest, librarians from universities and public libraries, entrepreneurs, professors, information architects, user experience designers, leaders of local non-profits and businesses, government employees, and more.

The cost for students is only $10 ($50 for professionals; free for volunteers), and the dates/times are September 27-28, 2008 (9am to 5pm on both days, plus an optional social event on Saturday night).  The main web site is http://www.infocamp.info

The event was covered by the Silverfish, the UW iSchool’s student newsletter:

http://students.washington.edu/aliss/silverfish/archive/winter2008/feat_infocamp.html

And, the ASIS&T Bulletin published a story about InfoCamp too:

http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Jun-08/JunJul08_Louie.html