Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CFP: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation"

CFP: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation"

We seek presenters to tell their stories at the 2nd "Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians" sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We will
explore the paths by which librarians have developed and marketed their entrepreneurial products and services. Our keynote speakers will be Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services and Tim Spalding of
LibraryThing. See the conference website more information.

This conference will provide a forum to:

* Share and celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals
* Inspire each other to innovate
* Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices

Conference dates and location:
March 10 and 11, 2011 on the campus of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Proposal Highlights:

We seek presentations from librarians and information professionals about projects that have become commercial successes or have transformed library services. The successful presentation could include:

* An innovative approach that filled an unmet need or extended the scope of services or resources
* A description of how a creative solution was designed and implemented
* A discussion of lessons learned and what could have been done differently
* A description of the keys to a successful project
* A tone that inspires entrepreneurship, no matter how small the project

Presentations may be made in one of two formats:

* One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A. These may be panels or single presenters. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.
* Five minute "lightening rounds" with time for Q&A after all have presented. Only a microphone will be provided so be prepared without visual aids! Proposals should include a description of 25-50 words.

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until October 1, 2010 at:

For more information, contact:

Kimberly Lutz


Mary Scanlon