Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP - Library Management Institute

The Library Management Institute is seeking interested workshop leaders for its annual two-day conference this summer. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Managing the Future of Librarianship”. The conference will be held on the beautiful suburban campus of Arcadia University near Philadelphia on Monday July 11th and Tuesday July 12th. Now entering its fourth year, this conference focuses exclusively on issues in library management and administration and is attended by library managers from across the United States. There will be two tracks each day; one in public library management and the other in academic and special library management. We invite your proposals for 75 minute sessions on any topic related to library administration and management including the following areas:

* budget and financial management
* employment law
* employee recruitment and retention
* management/staff relations
* staff interpersonal relations
* customer service
* use of technology
* customer service
* organizational dynamics
* library law (privacy, liability, and copyright)
* strategic planning
* marketing and promotion
* use of social media
* special event planning and programming
* fundraising
* renovations and new buildings
* community outreach
* motivation, leadership, and ethics
* other management-related issues

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Monday March 7th at 5:00 pm ET. The proposal should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the workshop, the track for which you feel your workshop is most appropriate, a brief description of the workshop, and a short bio of the presenter(s). All workshop presenters attend the conference at no cost including all meal functions. A complete brochure on the entire conference with registration information will be forthcoming in the months ahead. All proposals and any questions should be sent to kiesermb@yahoo.com. Thank you for your interest in this conference.