Friday, March 30, 2012

CFP: MSU (Mississippi State University) Libraries eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit (LEETS)

CFP: MSU (Mississippi State University) Libraries eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit (LEETS)

Mississippi State University
Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, 2012

Mississippi State University Libraries is dedicated to hosting top quality conference opportunities for Academic Libraries. For more than a decade the MSU Libraries has hosted the Mid-South eResource Symposium, as well as pioneering discussions about technology in libraries with the Emerging Technologies Summit. Both conferences have experienced growing popularity and attracted a national following.  Building on that success and finding common ground between the two conferences, the MSU Libraries are relaunching them this year as the MSU Libraries eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit (MSU-LEETS).

 Call for Proposals

The 2012 MSU LEETS programming committee is accepting proposals for Steal-this-Idea speakers and poster sessions. The Steal-this-Idea talks will be 45 minutes to one hour in length, including time for discussion. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that share their own experiences in working with eResources and/or applying social media and emerging technologies in academic libraries. Potential topics include, but are not restricted to:
--the impact of eResources on technical services
--managing eResources (P vs E)
--ERMS implementation and use
--institutional repositories
--managing multiple URLs in an OPAC
--licensing and access issues in a consortium
--eBook acquisition and workflow

Emerging Technologies:
--tablets and/or mobile applications in an academic environment
--eBooks and e-readers
--social media applications
--cloud computing
--campus outreach
--augmented reality
--assessment strategies

Please submit 150-200 word proposals for Steal-this-Idea or poster sessions (Emerging Technologies only) by filling out the application located here: Proposals must be received by May 11th in order to be considered.

Registration begins June 4, 2011.  The cost for the two-day conference will be $80, or $50 for a single day.  Library School students will pay $50 for both days, and NASIG members will receive a 20% discount. MSU LEETS is proud to be a NASIG sponsored continuing education symposium.

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The MSU LEETS Programming Committee

Contact information for MSU LEETS Co-Chairs:  Amanda Clay Powers (