Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Workshop Proposals Being Sought for LMI Summer Conference in Philadelphia (June 16-17, 2014)

Workshop Proposals Being Sought for LMI Summer Conference in Philadelphia

Now celebrating its 7th year, The Library Management Institute Summer Conference is a national conference focusing exclusively on current issues in library management and administration and is attended by library managers from across North America. There are two tracks each day; one in public library management and the other in academic and special library management. This year, the LMI Summer Conference will held in downtown Philadelphia to allow our attendees to enjoy the summer nightlife that Philadelphia offers including the concerts, the restaurants, the historic district, and other venues. This new location is much closer to the airport and to the Amtrak station.

The dates for this year’s LMI Summer Conference are Monday June 16th and Tuesday June 17th.

We are now seeking workshop proposals ...
LMI is now seeking proposals from interested workshop leaders for this annual two-day event. We invite your proposals for 75 minute sessions on any topic related to library administration and management including the following areas: 

·       budget and financial management
·       employment law
·       employee recruitment and retention
·       management/staff relations
·       staff interpersonal relations
·       customer service
·       use of technology
·       customer service
·       organizational dynamics
·       library law (privacy, liability, and copyright)
·       strategic planning
·       marketing and promotion
·       use of social media
·       special event planning and programming
·       fundraising
·       renovations and new buildings
·       community outreach
·       motivation, leadership, and ethics
·       other management-related issues

The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Friday March 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET. The proposal should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the workshop, the track for which you feel your workshop is most appropriate, a brief description of the workshop, and a short bio of the presenter(s). All workshop presenters attend the entire conference at a special rate. Workshop presenters are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. However, LMI can arrange courtesy roundtrip ground transportation from the airport and Amtrak station in Philadelphia.

A complete brochure on the entire conference with registration information will be forthcoming in early March. All proposals and any questions should be sent to Rayleen Rivera-Harbach at lmiproposals@yahoo.com.