Thursday, March 11, 2010

Call for Presenters – ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2010 (Library Instruction Round Table)

Call for Presenters – ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2010 (Library Instruction Round Table)

The Library Instruction Round Table is issuing a call for presenters to participate in our conference program, “Capitalizing on Technology: A Teaching Technology Fair” during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Below you’ll find a description of the program, along with directions for applying to present during the program. We encourage librarians from public, school, academic and special libraries involved in instruction to apply.

Program Description:
Using technology in teaching is an ever changing process and keeping aware of new technologies can be daunting. Come discover how using free or open source software can enhance instruction. Presenters will discuss and demonstrate using various technologies in their instruction. Attendees will then be able to talk with librarians who use free or open source technology. Even if you just want to learn more about how free or open source software is being used, this session will help you capitalize on technology.

To apply:
Please submit your proposal in either MS Word or PDF format via an email to program chair Catherine Johnson ( In the proposal please explain what technology you use, how you’re using that technology in an interesting or innovative way to enhance your instruction and why you’re interested in sharing your work with other librarians.

Proposal should include a title, name of presenter, and an abstract (maximum 300 words) describing the proposal. Presenter will also include a brief biographical statement (maximum 100 words) in the proposal.

Please email your proposal to the address listed above no later than April 2, 2010. Applicants that have been selected to participate will be notified no later than Friday, April 16, 2010.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Catherine Johnson at