THE DIGITAL SHIFT: LIBRARIES @ THE CENTER
A Virtual Event presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
- Content, Containers and Beyond
We are looking for programs on how libraries are creating, curating, licensing, digitizing, archiving, and delivering content in today’s fast-changing digital world. Examples: streaming media; licensed vs. purchased content; the new all-digital libraries; new ebook models (PDA and beyond); the library as publisher; open access; privacy and surveillance; alt-metrics; digital repositories; the DPLA; etc.
- Collaboration and Innovation
We are looking for programs on how libraries are repositioning themselves as the digital nexus for their communities. Examples: digital librarianship; embedded librarianship; one to one computing; the Common Core and the digital shift/digital divide; leveraging the E-Rate; creating and sustaining innovative community partnerships (internal and external); maker-spaces; expanding the library’s community footprint; etc.
- Leading the Learning Revolution
We are looking for programs on how libraries are essential links in a learning continuum. Examples: tech-centric GED and early literacy/literacy education; digital literacy at all ages and stages; college readiness; distance learning; workforce development and the new economy; DIY; green issues @ the library; business incubation; gaming; coding; hacking; next-generation MOOCs; etc.
How to submit a successful proposal
- Provide a clear description of what attendees will learn. Whether your proposed session seeks to explain an emerging trend or teach a critical skill, you must provide a direct, concise description of what attendees will learn. We cannot emphasize this enough—be very clear in your proposal about what you will be presenting.
- Focus on lessons learned, NOT the benefits of your product or service. Product pitches will be rejected. Lessons learned from building or running your product, however, can be invaluable.
- Skip the jargon. The more buzzwords and industry jargon you use, the less we think you have something interesting to say.
- Aim for diversity. Please review our statement on Diversity at Our Events (PDF) before submitting your proposal.
- 45-minute panel discussions – these are panel discussions (or debates) with two or more presenters and a moderator
- 30-minute panel discussions – these can either be an interview-style discussion between two speakers, or a panel discussion/debate with two or more presenters and a moderator
- 15-minute presentations – these are solo presentations focused on practical solutions to specific challenges (eg: case studies) or visionary ideas with practical applications
Notifications of acceptance: Early June
Registration Opens: July 7,2014