Library Technology Conference 2011
Call for Proposals
The Library Technology Conference 2011 planning committee invites you to submit proposals for presentations at the Lib Tech 2011 conference to be held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN from March 16-17, 2011. To submit a proposal, please visit the conference website http://www.macalester.edu/libtechconference/ and click the “Call for Session Proposals” tab. Priority consideration will be given to proposals received by Friday, December 13th.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
This popular and growing two-day conference is now in its fourth 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. It’s a great opportunity for library staff and the technologists to discuss how changing 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.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR FROM YOU:
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?
POSSIBLE PROGRAM TYPES:
* Traditional Session – 60 minute lecture-style presentation highlighting a technology resource or service.
* Workshop Session – 90-120 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. Computer lab presentation spaces are available.
* 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.
If you have questions or if we can be of assistance as you prepare for your presentation proposal, please contact conference planners as firstname.lastname@example.org