Announcing #GLTU7

3 Jan

HNYIt’s 2013 and time for the next GLTU! This will take place on Wednesday, 16th January and a sign-up form is now available. The first part of the event is a planning meeting in the Stirling Room of the Mitchell Library at 4.30pm. We’re looking for ideas and suggestions for the 2013 programme of informal tweetups and National Libraries Day celebrations and to explore the idea of a Library Camp Scotland. The meeting should be over by 5.30pm, when we will again visit the Koh-I-Noor for a curry (5.45pm) – we had a very good meal there after GLTU6. As before the meeting is free but you pay for own meal, and please sign up for each part of the event separately – it’s perfectly fine to come to either or both. To make booking a table easier, it would be helpful to have sign-ups for the curry by Monday 14th at the latest.

In my last post, I posed some questions and outlined a few ideas already mooted. A reminder of what was said:

What sort of events would you like for future GLTUs? What could we do for National Libraries Day? Is a Library Camp Scotland feasible in 2013? Here are some ideas we already thought of  – can you do better?

Visits – behind the scenes at the Mitchell; the BBC; Glasgow Women’s Library (again) after it has moved to Bridgeton, combined with the new Bridgeton Public Library; the Panopticon.

NLD – a Twitter quiz; a library flash mob with fliers to hand out and (possibly) a sponsor; something charitable, e.g. raising money for the project in Peru that Michael Charlton (@sololibrarian) worked with.

If you think of anything before the meeting, please add a comment below or tweet me @anabelmarsh. It would also be helpful if you could tweet about the event (use the hashtag #GLTU7), or use any other means of publicity you can think of which might reach new people. See you on the 16th!

PS – a useful suggestion from Lynn Corrigan – if you have time, arrive early to see the George Wylie exhibition which is on in the Main Hall of the Mitchell. Stunning!

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