by Erin Hoffrance
In 2008, I attended my first AALL conference in Portland, OR. During my time there, I sat in on the Gen X/Gen Y Caucus meeting. I have been on their email list and have been enjoying the newly established newsletter, Minding the Gap. In the Spring 2010 edition, there is an article about Lawberry Camp, held at Harvard Law School during the 2010 mid-winter session.
Lawberry Camp is an “unconference” that included topics such as library mash-ups, resource tracking, mobile apps, information literacy, and research guides. Organized by members of the Gen X/Gen Y caucus, Jason Eiseman, Sarah Glassmeyer and Meg Kribble, this conference is different from others in its open exchange of ideas and the fact that “much of the days’ activities were streamed on the Internet so that people who could not attend in person could still participate via chat or Twitter. Videos and archived tweets appear on the Lawberry Camp website.” The organizers and participants created a great forum in which to share ideas and technologies and also provided a way for information professionals to connect. I am entirely intrigued and wish I could attend the upcoming Lawberry Camp at the 2010 AALL conference on Saturday, July 10. I encourage you to read the entire article (written by Jason Eiseman, Librarian for Emerging Technologies at Yale Law School), because it is a new look and feel to the way we as librarians can keep the profession moving forward.