Discovery Camp 2016

“The University of Houston coordinates Discovery Camp, an…event that helps librarians explore the functionality of emerging discovery systems so they can empower users to find the right resources.”

-NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

Discovery Camp at University of Houston’s MD Anderson Library returned this fall on Friday, October 7th from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Discovery Camp is a FREE event! Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

carl-grantCarl Grant, Associate Dean for Knowledge Services and the Chief Technology Officer at the University of Oklahoma Libraries in Norman, Oklahoma, will be our keynote speaker. Carl has an extensive background in the information industry and has worked for many years in the corporate enterprise that supports library services with leadership positions at Ex Libris, VTLS, Ameritech Library Services, and Innovative Interfaces. His experiences in these venues make Carl uniquely qualified to lead the University of Oklahoma Libraries into a new era of utilizing the latest technologies to facilitate learning and research at the university.

Direct questions to Kelsey Brett (

Who Should Attend?

This was the fourth Discovery Camp event at University of Houston.  Librarians from research universities, special libraries, community colleges, and public libraries have attended throughout the years.  This event is intended for libraries that have or are interested in discovery platforms and next-gen library systems or want to learn more about them.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and share their experiences.

“At the University of Houston, an…event called Discovery Camp provides staff with training around the latest discovery systems so they can integrate them into their process and better guide patrons to the right resources.”

-NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

Librarians and staff from academic, special, and public libraries are encouraged to attend.

No prior experience with web-scale discovery or resource management tools is required.