Monday, October 13, 2008

CFP: IUG 2009 (Innovative Users Group)

CFP: IUG 2009 (Innovative Users Group)

Greetings, Everyone!

I am very pleased to announce the availability of the Program Proposal Form for the Innovative Users* Group (IUG) 2009 Conference to be held in Anaheim, California from Sunday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 20, 2008.

The deadline for submitting program proposals is Monday, November 3, 2008.


Conference Management System
We are in the process of migrating all the conference forms and materials from previous and current conferences to a Conference Management System. The conference system is very much still *under construction* but we have the Program Proposal Form ready.

We welcome ALL feedback about the form. At the bottom of every Conference page there is a "Contact Us" link - Use it for all questions, comments and

To submit a program proposal, you will need to create your own IUG login. Go to to read more about MyIUG and create your account.


Important URLs:

IUG 2009 Conference main page:

IUG 2009 Suggested Topics Page:
For now, go to and click on Suggested Topics link

IUG 2009 Proposal Form:

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 from the responses to the IUG 2008 Conference survey in Washington, D.C. 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 Monday, November 3, 2008. 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!

Thank you,

Carol Gyger
Chair, IUG 2009 Program Committee
Vice Chair, IUG Steering Committee

Carol Gyger
III Systems Administrator
Fort Collins Regional Library District
201 Peterson St.
Fort Collins CO 80524