Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Online Northwest Call for Proposals Now Open!

Online Northwest Call for Proposals Now Open!

Online Northwest seeks proposals for 45-minute presentations, panel sessions, or hands-on workshops, as well as 5-minute lightning talks (panels and workshops are new presentation formats for Online Northwest – see details below).

Proposals on all topics relating to technology and libraries are considered, such as:

    Information discovery
    Mobile computing
    Shared ILS and consortial resources
    Linked data and the Semantic Web
    Cloud computing
    Virtual research environments
    User Experience Design
    Technology competencies
    MOOCs and open education
    Digital publishing and institutional repositories

Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome!

The 2014 conference will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus). 2014 Call for Proposals ends October 14th , 2013.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the NEW Online Northwest website at

 Proposal Options

 Presentations: 45 minute time slot for solo or co-presenters. Please remember to allow time for questions from the audience.

 Workshops: A new session type for Online Northwest. This is a chance to discuss and accomplish a hands-on task, most likely with your audience participating using a laptop, tablet, or Smartphone. Consider the limitations: 45 minutes, a presentation computer, and wifi (with potentially limited bandwidth) for the audience. Please note what preparations or devices the audience should have with them in the notes field of the proposal form

 Panel session: Invite professional colleagues to discuss a topic as a panel. To keep the conversation engaging and informative, consider inviting panelists with different perspectives on the topic. As the moderator, allow time for audience questions.

 Lightning talks: An audience favorite! 5 minutes to blaze through a topic. Presentation slides are usually timed, but we are flexible as long as your talk ends within 5 minutes and is informative and engaging.