Thursday, May 10, 2007
- Description of project - various camp scenarios - comparisons of several similar career camps
- Demand analysis - complete industry analysis, market potential and projections (general statistical data on camps and camp attendance, age levels, day vs. boarding, etc. and we can correlate the camp data with general census data for projection amounts)
- Technical/organizational analysis - this part includes the place issues, staff information, and time/schedule
- Financial - comparisons with other camps, locations of possible funding sources, tuition and basic camp costs go here
- Conclusion and recommendation
- Appendix - includes timeline of important dates, list of references, etc.
There is a pressing need to fill the ranks of
A National Library Camp geared towards middle school and/or high school aged youth could be a nurturing and mentoring space for the next generation of Information Professionals. It can be a place for students to find the thrill and challenge of research pursuit and the satisfaction of serving others in completing their information seeking tasks and goals. Technology and established library theory can go hand in hand as we exchange ideas of information needs and solutions among professionals and students.
Academic camps can serve as a model as well as provide an existing framework to insert a “Library/ Informational Profession” module. This module could be intergrated into existing sessions of Library Research, or inclusion of information professionals as speakers on Career Panel presentations. Small groups could shadow a librarian for a day/week to observe first hand what the career entails.
Program Proposal – College /
Upward Bound - Approximately 850 federally mandated programs throughout the
Trio Programs - Unlike Upward Bound, Trio Programs are tied to a specific school. Therefore, students accepted into these programs and maintain a certain minimum GPA are guaranteed acceptance into the University. http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html
specifically help low-income Americans enter college and graduate.
Program Proposal – Public Library System Collaboration
There are standing examples of summer reading programs and local “Library Camp” days and even Library Camp sleep-overs for youth and parents. A possible National Library Camp scenario could be to utilize existing Public Library summer reading programs and integrate information career talks, “librarian shadowing” and information researching assignments for students. A possible high light of the Camp could be a visit to the Annual ALA Conference Exhibit Hall (assuming that the National Library Camp would be hosted by the Public Library system each year where the
Program Proposal – National Library Camp (
The 2008 ALA Annual Conference will be held in