Thursday, August 21, 2014

CFP: Discovery Tools Now and in the Future: An Online Conference

CFP: Discovery Tools Now and in the Future: An Online Conference

When:             November 18, 2014
Where:            Online
Admission:      Free for Amigos members, but all are welcome!

Amigos is currently looking for speakers for our Tuesday, November 18th online conference focusing on the impact of discovery tools on the user experience.

Libraries have long been a bridge to connecting their communities to information resources. One of the promises of discovery tools is heightened visibility of library resources and ease of use on the part of the user.

Public and academic libraries continue to maintain diverse and specialized collections to meet their user's demands. This conference will look at how the experience of adopting a discovery tool has affected specific libraries, e.g., lessons learned, and will provide insight on where discovery is headed.

Has your library implemented a discovery tool? Are you assessing the user's experience with discovery tools? Have you worked through any implementation issues that would be helpful to others? Have you developed an evaluation criteria for selecting a discovery tool? If you can speak on one of these topics or if you have another idea, complete the following form  by September 10th.

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 Arta Kabashi at or 800-843-8482, ext.2857.