Wednesday, November 08, 2006

CFP: 2007 LITA National Forum (Denver, Colorado - October 4-7, 2007)

CFP: 2007 LITA National Forum (Denver, Colorado - October 4-7, 2007)

Due Date for proposals: December 15, 2006

The 2007 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality concurrent sessions and poster sessions for the 10th annual LITA National Forum to be held at the Denver Marriott City Center hotel in Denver, Colorado from October 4-7, 2007. Speaker participation in the entire Forum enhances the learning and networking for all participants and up to two speakers for each accepted proposal will receive a reduced registration rate.

Theme: Technology with Altitude: 10 Years of the LITA National Forum

Come join us in the 'mile-high' city of Denver to celebrate 10 years of the LITA National Forum. Explore the peaks and valleys of library and information technology. Share the ascents and descents of applying new technologies in your library. Explore the possibilities of the heights we
will reach with new technologies. Let technology take your breath away at the LITA Forum in Denver!

The Forum Committee is interested in presentations that highlight specific technology implementations; just over-the-horizon technologies that aren't quite ready for implementation; or information technology research. We are interested in all types of libraries: public, government, school, academic, special, and corporate. Proposals on any aspect of library and information technology are welcome.

Some possible ideas for proposals might include:

1. Social Computing: social tools, collaborative software, gaming technologies...
2. New Media: wireless connectivity, iPods, handhelds...
3. Future and Emerging Technologies: wireless technologies, assistive technologies, new user services, new communities; what will the next 10 years bring?...
4. Open Source Software: creative uses of OSS, technology on a budget...
5. Federated and Meta-Searching: design and management, integrated access to resources, search engines...
6. Digital Libraries: developments in resource linking, preservation, maintenance, web services
7. Authentication and Authorization: Digital Rights Management (DRM), authentication, privacy, services for remote patrons...
8. Web design: information architecture, activity-centered design, user-centered design, usability testing...
9. Technology Management: project management, geek management, budgeting, knowledge sharing applications...
10. Internet Law: privacy, copyright, filtering...

Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries and/or be of interest to librarians. Concurrent sessions are approximately 75 minutes in length. Forum 2007 will also accept a limited number of poster session proposals.

Presenters are required to submit handouts one month in advance for the Forum notebook, and handouts will be made available on the Web site after the event.

Your proposals are welcome and much appreciated! To submit a proposal, send the following information via email (in ASCII, PDF, or RTF format):

-Abstract and brief outline
-Level indicator (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
-Brief biographical information. Include experience as a presenter and expertise in the topic
-Full contact information
-Is this proposal for a concurrent session?
-Is this proposal for a poster session?
-If this proposal is for a concurrent session, might it be considered for a poster session?
-How did you hear about the 2007 Forum call for proposals?

The 2007 Forum Planning Committee will review proposals at the ALA Midwinter
Conference in January 2007. You will be contacted about the status of your
proposal by the end of February 2007.

Submit proposals (in ASCII, PDF, or RTF) by December 15, 2006 to:
Mary Taylor
Executive Director
Library and Information Technology Association.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are
information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and
reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a
division of the American Library Association.


Anne Liebst
Assistant Director for Technical Services
Washburn University
Mabee Library
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1983
(785) 670-3223 (fax)