Friday, September 25, 2009

CFP: IUG 2010 Annual Conference

CFP: IUG 2010 Annual Conference

Unbelievably, it's that time of the year already! On behalf of the IUG 2010 Program Committee, I am very pleased to announce the availability of the Program Proposal Form for the Annual Innovative Users Group 2010 Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois from Sunday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009.

To submit a program proposal, go to the Conference webpage listed below. When prompted, login with your own MyIUG login. If you don't already have one, go to to create your account.

Important URLs for IUG 2010
IUG 2010 Conference Main Page:
IUG 2010 Suggested Topics Page:
IUG 2010 Conference Guidelines:
IUG 2010 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 has been compiled over the past few years; included in this list are a multitude of responses submitted to the IUG 2009 Conference survey in Anaheim, CA.

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 just may find that you have the experience and ideas to share!

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; having another chance to see popular programs is always appreciated.

There are also a large number of regional user group meetings taking place this fall that offer an excellent variety of programs. If you are presenting in one of these regional conferences, please consider repeating your program at the annual meeting, so many more colleagues can learn from your experiences.

Again, the deadline for submitting program proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments; we welcome ALL feedback about the program process. We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic proposals!

IUG 2010 Program Committee:

Pat Crawford
Chair, IUG 2010 Program Committee
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, IUG Steering Committee
Bryant University : The HELIN Consortium (RI)
1150 Douglas Pike : Smithfield, RI 02917
Office/Voice 401-232-6000 x20414

Carol Gyger
Chair, IUG Steering Committee
Poudre River Public Library District (CO)

Mohamed A. Ragheb
Wadsworth Public Library (OH)

Christine Rigda
University of Toledo (OH)

Kathy Setter
Indianhead Federated Library System (WI)

Ruth E. Souto
The HELIN Consortium (RI)

Victor Zuniga
Westerville Public Library (OH)