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Saturday, November 10

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Tuesday, October 16

  1. page Cakecamp edited ... 3 cups oats 1 cup raisins ... and mix. Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes per batch. M…
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    3 cups oats
    1 cup raisins
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    and mix.
    Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes per batch. Makes 18-20 cookies.
    Sonja Kujansuu @Sonja_Kujansuu Sweet potato pie with gingersnap pecan walnut crust
    For crust:
    5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for buttering cake pan
    Flour for dusting
    2 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies (Or Ginger Nut biscuits)
    1/2 cup finely chopped pecans and/or walnuts, toasted
    2 tablespoons sugar
    For filling:
    2 lb sweet potatoes
    1/2 cup sugar
    3 large eggs
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    2/3 cup milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    20 (or more) pecans halves (optional)
    Special equipment: a large rectangular baking dish
    Preparation
    Make crust:Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F (or 180 Celcius). Butter and flour pie plate, knocking out excess flour.
    Toss together all crust ingredients in a bowl with a fork until crumbs are moistened, then press evenly over bottom and up side of baking dish. Bake crust 6 minutes, then cool.
    Increase oven temperature to 350°F (or 190 Celcius).
    Make filling: Prick each sweet potato a couple of times with a fork. Place on plate and put in microwave. Microwave on highest power for about 15 minutes, turning occassionally, until cooked. You can also cook them by roasting them in the oven for one hour until tender at around 400 F or 200 C. Halve potatoes lengthwise and cool.
    When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel, then cut away any eyes or dark spots. Remove the insides and place in a bowl and throw out the peel, then add eggs, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg ginger, sugar and blend until smooth. Add milk and vanilla, and blend until combined well.
    Pour filling into crust. Scatter 20 (or more) pecan halves on top. Cover top of baking dish with alluminum foil. Bake until filling 2 inches from edge is slightly puffed and center trembles slightly when gently shaken, about 60 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes (top may crack; filling will continue to set as it cools). Cool pie about 1 hour.
    Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Friday, October 12

  1. page Session proposals edited ... 29) Disasters in libraries. Proposer: Sonja Kujansuu @Sonja_Kujansuu - I would also like to le…
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    29) Disasters in libraries. Proposer: Sonja Kujansuu @Sonja_Kujansuu - I would also like to lead a session on disasters to collections in libraries. Disasters can be naturally occurring (floods, fires, storms, etc.), human-made (arson, theft, vandalism, riots, etc.) which can be deliberate or accidental or can happen with technology (power failures, damage to computer records). I would like to hear more about disasters to collections which people may have gone through at their libraries, the role of Disaster Management Plans, how the disaster was handled and what you learned from the situation. I am planning to write my dissertation on water disasters to collections in libraries and would be interested in hearing more about others' experiences with those.
    30) The Economics of Happiness and Libraries. Proposer: Gareth Osler @LibraryWeb - The West's concept of happiness. The sequence of events leading up to the current government's announcement of the development of a happiness index. Implications of this recent development in government policy for public libraries.
    31) "Living books - borrow a prejudice". Proposer: Anna Brynolf @brynolf Last minute proposal idea to do with equality and diversity in libraries. I'd like to start by talking about a project run by some public libraries in Sweden* where the aim was to overcome prejudices/stereotypes by talking to and getting to know a "living book" i.e. a person - for instance, a vegan, an immigrant, a religious person or a senior citizen. The majority of the borrowers were very positive. Do we know of any similar projects in the UK? Is it the library's job to tackle people's prejudices and to break down stereotypes?
    *Also Denmark, Ireland, other places?

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  2. page Friday Night edited ... Christina Harbour @tinalpool Liza Moore? @Dis_Librarian Ben Lee @BenYMLee? @BenYMLee Gar…
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    Christina Harbour @tinalpool
    Liza Moore? @Dis_Librarian
    Ben Lee @BenYMLee?@BenYMLee
    Gareth O.
    @bhamlibrarian Plan is - meet at Jyoti's at 8pm* - it's a little out of the city centre so contact me if you want to travel together from New Street. We're going to be splitting the bill equally (I'm mentioning this now to avoid 'bill rage' at the end of the evening...) so bring cash/change/calculator. Oh, and your own booze if you're a drinker. Looking forward to seeing you all.
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    Linsey @spoontragedy : Oatmeal raisin cookies (American measurements, sorry! But cup measures are widely available in the UK nowadays, most supermarkets have them)
    Half a block of butter
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons water
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    2/3 cup plain flour
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    3 cups oats
    1 cup raisins
    Cream together the butter and sugar, then stir in the egg. Add water, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, salt and bicarbonate of soda, and mix again. Add oats and raisins and mix.
    Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes per batch. Makes 18-20 cookies.

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  4. page Friday Night edited ... on the corner of Newhall Street and Lionel Street next to the Post Office Tower. We went ther…
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    on the corner of Newhall Street and Lionel Street next to the Post Office Tower.
    We went there last year. Food was good! We are booked in there for 7.30pm!
    Before that some camper will be in The Wellington at 6.30
    37 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5SN
    http://goo.gl/maps/1xTTE

    Friday Night!
    Coming to Birmingham on Friday?
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Thursday, October 11

  1. page Participant page edited ... Kelly Snape - I acquired my first library role aged eleven and wore my librarian badge on my s…
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    Kelly Snape - I acquired my first library role aged eleven and wore my librarian badge on my school tie with immense pride. As a student, I got a temporary job in a school library and then gained experience in a specialist wildlife conservation library, before working as a careers information officer. More recently, I spent a year working in a public library in Essex, which I consider to be the most socially useful job I've ever held. Although I don't currently work in a library setting, I'm passionate about ensuring the future of public libraries and I'm looking forward to a day of inspiring ideas, interesting people and delicious cake.
    Jenni Nock @juniperjungle (junipersjungle.com) I'm currently in my final year at Aberystwyth doing the BSc ILS course. I'm interested in school, children's and youth libraries and their role in developing reading for pleasure and information literacy skills. Looking forward to my second Library Camp - meeting lots more lovely like-minded people and of course some cake.
    Michele Vassar -@vassar14 I was
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  2. page Participant page edited ... Kelly Snape - I acquired my first library role aged eleven and wore my librarian badge on my s…
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    Kelly Snape - I acquired my first library role aged eleven and wore my librarian badge on my school tie with immense pride. As a student, I got a temporary job in a school library and then gained experience in a specialist wildlife conservation library, before working as a careers information officer. More recently, I spent a year working in a public library in Essex, which I consider to be the most socially useful job I've ever held. Although I don't currently work in a library setting, I'm passionate about ensuring the future of public libraries and I'm looking forward to a day of inspiring ideas, interesting people and delicious cake.
    Jenni Nock @juniperjungle (junipersjungle.com) I'm currently in my final year at Aberystwyth doing the BSc ILS course. I'm interested in school, children's and youth libraries and their role in developing reading for pleasure and information literacy skills. Looking forward to my second Library Camp - meeting lots more lovely like-minded people and of course some cake.
    Michele Vassar - I was a school librarian for 13 years but have been a prison librarian for the past 7, working first in Suffolk at HMP Highpoint / HMP Edmunds Hill and now with male young offenders aged 18-21 and adults in Dorset at HMP/YOI Portland. I'm secretary of the CILIP Prison Libraries Group and I'm interested in developing literacy skills and reading for pleasure with a group who are not known for their reading habits! I work in a sector where Internet access is very limited and social media non-existent and this is my first library camp.
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  3. page Session proposals edited ... Do you want to run your own librarycamp? Got questions, problems, suggestions, fund-raising id…
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    Do you want to run your own librarycamp? Got questions, problems, suggestions, fund-raising ideas? This session is to share what we've learnt and help others organise events, camps, unconferences....
    2) How university resource centres can get the best out of mobile learning and open access. Proposer: @bumsonseats
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    open-access facility. -> not sure I'll get chance to lead this session, do the topics fit in with anyone else's ideas?
    3) Book Repairs. Proposer: Sonja Kujansuu @Sonja_Kujansuu
    I would like to propose a session on book repairs. I will give a short summary on the book repairs I currently do at the Bodleian Law Library and bring some of the materials and instructions I use so that people can look at them. I would like to know more about how book repairs are handled in other libraries.
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  4. page Getting here edited ... Where are you driving from and when. Luke O'Sullivan @l_os_cymru | I'm driving from Swansea o…
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    Where are you driving from and when.
    Luke O'Sullivan @l_os_cymru | I'm driving from Swansea on Friday morning and returning Sunday evening. I plan to stop off somewhere enroute to Birmingham for a few hours of frivolity.
    @charlierosina I'll be driving up from London on Saturday morning (wish me luck). Room to squish 2 more in the car!
    Public Transport
    Which train, bus or coach are you getting?
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