Saturday, September 02, 2006

CFP: Innovative Users Group (IUG) Annual Meeting 2007

CFP: Innovative Users Group (IUG) Annual Meeting 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Dates: Monday May 14 - Thursday May 17, 2007
Deadline: October 12, 2006

I am very pleased to announce the availability of the Program Proposal Form for the Innovative Users Group (IUG) 2007 Conference to be held in San Jose, California from Monday, May 14 to Thursday, May 17, 2007. The deadline for submitting program proposals will be Thursday, October 12th, 2006.

Important URLs:

IUG 2007 main page:

IUG 2007 Proposal Form:

IUG 2007 Suggested Topics Page:

If you would like to present a program or two, but do not know what might be of interest to colleagues from other Innovative libraries, take a look at the Suggested Topics Page that have been compiled over the past few years and on the responses to the IUG 2005 meeting in San
Francisco. You may find that you have the experience and ideas to share.

Remember, we aim for a variety of programs - basic to advanced, every library type, how you use various Innovative modules, and how you use other programs in conjunction with Innovative software. The topics list is not meant to be exhaustive. Some topics have been duplicated (as appropriate) under separate categories for your convenience. If you
have an idea of your own and don't see it listed, please submit a proposal anyway. You may also be interested in coordinating a panel discussion, but don't have all of the presenters lined up. It's perfectly fine to have some TBA's at this stage. The Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

If you have presented or coordinated at past IUG programs, please consider resubmitting a proposal for this year. Many comments from recent IUG conferences attest to the fact that it is impossible to attend every program that our users would like to hear, so it is always
appreciated in having another chance to see popular programs. There are also a large number of regional user group meetings taking place this fall that offer an excellent variety of program offerings. If you are presenting in one of the regional conferences, please consider
repeating your program at the annual meeting, so many more colleagues can learn from your experiences.

Again, deadline for submitting program proposals is Thursday, October 12, 2006. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the program proposal process.

The Program Committee and I look forward to getting all of your great proposals!


Nancy Fleck
IUG Vice-Chair & 2007 Program Chair

Program Committee:
Nancy Fleck (Program Chair), Michigan State University
Corey Seeman (IUG Chair), University of Michigan Business Library
Jen Fritz, Dartmouth College
Jackie Licalzi, West Bloomfield Public Library
Janette Hansen, Mt. Hood Community College
Joe Reimers, Notre Dame Law School
Janet Crum, Oregon Health and Sciences Library