Monday, March 13, 2006

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2006

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2006

Discovering New Resources • Demystifying Web Technologies
Internet Librarian International 2006
October 16-17, 2006 • Copthorne Tara Hotel, London
Deadline March 30, 2006

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Call for Speakers

Information Today invites proposals for presentations at Internet Librarian International 2006, to be held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London, UK, 16-17 October 2006. We are looking for a mix of papers for conference sessions, workshops, and short tutorials. Our emphasis is on the practical rather than theoretical; we are seeking case studies and proposals about initiatives in your library, not product pitches or overviews. If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please click here to submit your ideas (deadline: 30 March 2006).

It's an exciting, exhilarating, sometimes exhausting world for Internet Librarians. New technologies, companies, products and services appear at an astonishing rate. We're encountering Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 and not sure what either means for us in the real world of libraries and for our clients. How to decipher what it all means to information professionals? What has worked in your work environments and what has not? Share your experiences and thoughts with your colleagues during Internet Librarian International.

Possible topics (but don't let this limit your imagination):

Web search
Federated search
Digital libraries/collections
Social software and social networking
Blogs, wikis, podcasts
Libraries as publishers
Taxonomies, folksonomies
Gaming in the library
Information policy
Web site usability
Needs assessment Findability
Internet resources
Web 2.0
Library 2.0
Open access; open source
Distance learning
Information management
Web design
Content management
Training and teaching

The Advisory Committee will review all submissions. Notification regarding acceptance will be made this summer. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a complimentary registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a reception. October is a perfect time to visit London, and the Copthorne Tara Hotel is centrally located and reasonably priced.

Please include all details requested on the Proposal Form. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and notification of acceptance will be made in June. (Due to the volume, it is impossible to acknowledge receipt of your proposal, but the committee read and re-read all proposals carefully.)