Saturday, September 17, 2011

CFP: 2012 Applied Technology and Trends Workshop

CFP: 2012 Applied Technology and Trends Workshop - topic: Amp It Up: Patron Engagement Tech
Friday, May 18, 2012

NOTE: The site for this workshop is yet to be determined - but will be in Michigan.

Call for Program Proposals
Proposals Accepted through September 30, 2011

Michigan Library Association 2012 Applied Technology and Trends Work Group invites you to submit program proposals for participation in the May 18, 2012 Applied Technology and Trends workshop.

The 2012 event will focus on technologies that libraries can use to engage with their communities.

The theme for this workshop is Amp It Up: Patron Engagement Tech.

The target audience for this workshop is library and information professionals interested in patron outreach technology.

Proposals should cover either
New and current library technologies, orIntroduce innovative ways libraries can leverage technology to connect with their patrons

For example:
· Using survey software to gather patron opinions and shape programming
· Developing patron-oriented mobile applications
· Implementing patron-driven acquisitions

When submitting your program proposal, please be prepared to include
Session Title
1 goal of your session
2 quantifiable outcomes with which attendees may expect to take back to their own library system
Full Description of the session (200 words maximum)

Proposals may be for either
Presentations of 45 minutes (including time for questions) or
The Technology Showcase, which includes poster sessions and/or hands-on demonstrations of technology

Proposals should be submitted by September 30, 2011 via

Please contact Megan McGlynn at with any questions.