Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Speakers Wanted: Libraries, Authors, and Publishing Online Conference

Online Conference: Libraries, Authors, and Publishing
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Deadline for proposals: Friday, July 18, 2014

Amigos is currently looking for speakers for our September 18th online conference focusing on how libraries are currently working with authors and publishing.

Libraries have long had beneficial and constructive relationships with both authors and publishers. In the past few years, however, libraries have become even more involved.

Public and academic libraries support local authors by hosting writing groups, providing writing support, enabling print-on-demand, helping authors with metadata and with ebook conversion, and becoming publishers themselves. This conference will take a look at all of these options and how they have affected specific libraries.

Is your library supporting local authors in some way? Are you reaching out to your community to help writers? Are you publishing or hosting ebooks or ejournals for your community? Have you worked through any legal issues that would be helpful to others? If you can speak on one of these topics or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal by July 18th.

Online events eliminate your travel time by allowing you to present from the comfort of your office. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online; it's easy and we are happy to help you.

If you have any questions about the conference topic or presenting at an online conference, please contact Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian at peterson@amigos.org or 800-843-8482 x2891.

Christine Peterson
E-book Program Manager
Continuing Education Librarian
Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road | Dallas, TX  75244-3905