Wednesday, November 21, 2012

LITA Forum 2013 (held in Louisville) Call for Proposals

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

Proposals should 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
Data Curation
User Experience
Web Services
Digital Libraries
Institutional Repositories

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:

Contact information
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, Implementing, Innovating)
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 Office:
(312) 280-4268

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