LITA (Library Information Technology Association) is
seeking proposals for
high quality full-day pre-conferences, 50-minute concurrent sessions and poster sessions for its 2013 Forum, which will take place in Louisville,
November 7-10, 2013.
The forum committee is particularly interested in
submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and
individuals from diverse backgrounds, including representatives from all types
of libraries. Please share with your students and colleagues.
Due date for proposals: February 25, 2013
Theme: Creation, Collaboration, Community
relate to the themes of creation, empowering library users, collaboration,
cooperation, and building or engaging communities. Proposals may cover
projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any
aspect of library and information technology.
The Forum Committee is especially interested in
presentations highlighting projects that involve the creation of library
spaces, the maker movement, and innovative solutions to pragmatic problems. It
also encourages sessions that are hands-on.
Possible ideas for topics might include:
Maker spaces/Maker Movement
Creation of New Library Spaces
The format of the presentations may
include single- or multi-speaker formats, panel discussions, moderated
discussions, case studies and/or demonstrations of projects.
Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with
a library representative who is testing/using the product.
Presenters will submit draft presentation slides and/or
handouts on ALA Connect in advance of the Forum and will submit final
presentation slides or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made
available on the web site following the event. Presenters are expected to
register and participate in the Forum as attendees; discounted registration
will be offered.
Submit proposals to:
The online form will ask for:
Program Description (100 Words) (Please exclude any
information identifying the presenter(s) or his/her/their organization.)
Participatory elements of the presentation
Level indicator (Introducing,
Brief biographical information
Whether you would like
to consider a paper in ITAL based upon your talk
Do you agree to be streamed:
yes or no
You will be notified about the status of your proposal
by mid-April, 2013
Any questions regarding the Forum? Please contact the LITA
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