Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Call for Presenters - Webinar Series on Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries

Call for Presenters - Webinar Series on Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries

Library Juice Academy is starting a webinar series on "Creative Solutions in Academic Libraries," and this is a call for presenters.

There is no shortage of discussion about "problems faced by academic libraries" at the big scale, regarding trends in higher education and technology, where the approach to these problems is mainly a question of strategic planning. There is less attention to the small scale problems that academic librarians solve in the process of adapting services and processes to a changing environment or to new plans. These solutions to small scale problems can be in the realm of technological kludges or hacks, organizational adjustments, creative ideas in outreach, procedural changes, questioning and revision of "the way we do things" in a specific sense, recognition of areas where "what didn't work before" can work now, time management strategies, and others.

We are looking for presenters for a series of monthly webinars where academic librarians will share a creative solution that may be helpful to librarians in other institutions. These hour-long webinars will likely include two 20-minute presentations and a period for discussion, with presentations grouped by theme. Presentations may be by individuals or groups. There will be monetary compensation for presenters based on the number of paying attendees.

If you have an idea for a presentation that would fit this webinar series, contact Rory Litwin at rory@libraryjuiceacademy.com, and we can discuss it.

Thanks, and I look forward to your ideas.

Rory Litwin
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115