Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CFP: Proposals for Lib Tech Conference 2013 due Friday

CFP: Proposals for Lib Tech Conference 2013 due Friday

Library Technology Conference 2013
Macalester College - St. Paul, MN

Call For Proposals – Deadline October 26, 2012

The 6th Annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 20-21, 2013 on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and the planning committee invites you to submit your session proposal ideas. We're looking for session ideas about technology use in libraries that challenge, entertain, and inspire discussion. We encourage proposal submissions from public, school, or special libraries in addition to academic libraries.
The Library Technology Conference is a conference that mixes keynotes, traditional lecture-style presentations, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and poster sessions highlighting many of the technologies affecting how users interact with libraries, as well as how libraries are using technology to create new and better ways to manage their resources. The focus is on sessions that are interactive and which provide practical information that will allow participants to apply what they've learned at their own library.
Some possible session topic ideas might include:
  • Surviving in an increasingly mobile world
  • Cloud computing in libraries
  • Augmented reality
  • Working with vendors in a digital age
  • Digital Preservation
  • Institutional repositories
  • Impact of technology on copyright and intellectual property rights
  • Social networking for outreach and service promotion
  • Virtual research environments
  • Search engines / Information discovery
  • Web 3.0
  • Creating Library-specific apps
  • Technology and Information literacy
  • Electronic books
Please do not let this list of suggestions limit your imagination on session proposal topics. We are interested in hearing about how changes to established technologies are being made to meet the evolving needs of libraries and also about cutting edge projects that libraries are doing with technology. We want to hear about your successes as well as what you learned with your failures. Proposal Submission Deadline: October 26, 2012

Brian Austin  |  Marketing & Member Services
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
austinb@mcls.org  |  800-530-9019 ext 139