Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CFP - Library Technology Conference

Library Technology Conference, 2010 – Call for Proposals

The Library Technology Conference 2010 Committee invites you to submit
proposals for presentation at the Library Technology Conference to be held at
Macalester College, St. Paul MN, March 17-18, 2010. To submit a proposal,
please visit the conference website at: , and click
"Information for Presenters". Those who wish to submit a proposal must create
a free account on the Digital Commons site. Proposals will be accepted until
Friday, November 20th, 2009.

This popular and growing two-day conference is now in its third year. The
conference includes keynote, concurrent, hands-on and poster sessions
highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with
libraries, as well as how libraries are using technology to create new and
better ways to manage existing resources.

This Conference is an opportunity for library staff and the technologists who
support them to discuss how these technologies are affecting library services;
to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to
allow participants to learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take
back and adapt for use within their own library.

Sessions are geared toward all types of libraries, a wide range of topics and
varying skill levels. Conference sessions will include a mix of traditional
lecture-style presentations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and poster
sessions. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting
libraries should plan to attend.

We are looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library
audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the
future” technology presentations. Projects can be already implemented or
still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we
work, or will work, in libraries, as well as “out of the box” solutions and
ideas for libraries struggling to keep up are welcome topics. What has worked
for you? Why? What brought you to that solution? What benefits has it
provided to your organization?

Traditional Session - 60-minute lecture-style presentation highlighting a
technology resource or service.

Workshop Session - 90 minute session offering participants a hands-on
experience working with a technology or learning details of a service. Be sure
to tell us if there is a maximum number of participants you feel would be
appropriate. Available lab space may ultimately decide the class size.

Group / Panel Discussion - 90-minute group discussion involving a variety of
presenters focusing on single topic or specific technology-based service or
innovation; should also include an opportunity for audience discussion.

Poster Session - posters and handouts describing and explaining a technology
resource or service offered in a library.

Presenters who participate in a presentation or poster session will be given
one- or two-day registration, based on these guidelines:
• If presenting a full session, a presenter will be given free
registration for both (2) days of the conference.
• If an institution submits a panel format with three (3) or more
participants from the same institution in the same session, each panel
representative will be given free registration for one (1) day only.

If you have questions or if we can be of assistance as you prepare for your
presentation, please contact: Laura Wight at