Thursday, July 02, 2015

CFP: Library Marketing and Communications Conference (Dallas, TX - November 3-4, 2015)

Library Marketing and Communications Conference (Dallas, TX - November 3-4, 2015)

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November 3-4 | Dallas-Addison Metro Area, TX
Hello, Colleagues!
You're the FIRST to get this announcement, because you've attend past ALCOP or LCC conferences. Their organizer, Bob Kieserman, has decided not to run those events anymore. But a small group of previous attendees and speakers didn't want them to die. So we decided to reboot and relaunch them.
Now we're pleased to invite you to the new incarnation: the Library Marketing and Communications Conference! 
Call For Presentation Proposals
Submission Deadline: July 15
Notification of Presentation Approval: August 10

Submit a Call for Proposal(link is external)

The Program Committee of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) is interested in receiving proposals for presentations that apply the latest trends, best practices, and research in the field while providing practical tips that can be immediately applied to any library's communication and marketing program.

Although not limited to these areas, topics of interest include:
  • Communication 101
  • Using Social Media effectively
  • Writing strategic marketing plans
  • Promoting special collections
  • User Experience and its impact on libraries
  • Collaborating with other units or organizations
  • Engaging the community
  • Planning and promoting programming
  • Creating surveys for patrons or non-users
  • Branding
  • Making promotional videos
  • Designing graphics and infographics
  • Working with the press
  • Fundraising

Criteria For Acceptance
Presentations will be evaluated according to the following:
  • Useful / practical learning objectives
  • Significance
  • Originality
  • Technical content
  • Clarity
  • Interactive elements

Submission Guidelines
Deadline: Fill out the form by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on July 15.

An e-mail confirming receipt of submission will be sent.

Please Note: Speakers will be responsible for registering for the conference and arranging their own travel and lodging. There will be a discounted block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza.

For any additional questions, send email with the subject line "LMC questions" to:

General Questions About Speaking:
Joan Barnes: sends e-mail)
Community Engagement Librarian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Questions About the Proposal Form:
Jodie Borgerding: sends e-mail)
Instruction & Liaison Services Librarian
Webster University

Things are moving quickly in order to have an event this fall: 
  • LMCC launch: July 2
  • Call for Proposals ends: July 15
  • Must fill hotel room block by: July 30
Since you've attended before, we sincerely hope you'll come back for our new & improved conference. We're honoring the original mission of  keeping it focused, small, and affordable.

Earlybird registration costs just $275, and includes breakfast (if you stay at the conference hotel), PLUS lunch and 2 drink / snack breaks on each day. What a deal!

Our wonderful sponsor, Amigos Library Services, has negotiated discounts so the rooms will be just $125 + tax. Please book your room by July 30, via the conference website, to get the best deals and to help fill our room block and ensure that the conference will go on!
Please visit our website to learn the details: