Monday, August 31, 2015

CFP: IUG 2016 - Innovative Users Conference (San Francisco March 15-18, 2016)

It's time!  The Call for Proposals for IUG 2016 is now open.  You can help make our next conference great by proposing a program, poster, forum, or birds of a feather session.  Has your library done something unique lately?  Tell us about it!  Do  you have particular knowledge in a specific area of circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials or system administration? Share it! Have you done a recent overhaul of some part of the system or a work process?  Share what you did and what you learned!  Interested in moderating a discussion for a certain part of the system? Propose a forum.  Just want to have an informal get-together with like-minded people to discuss a certain topic?  Propose a birds of a feather session. Don't feel comfortable presenting but have something to share?  Submit a poster!  A big part of what makes IUG great is sharing among ourselves what we know, what we've learned and what we can learn from each other.

IUG 2016 will be in San Francisco March 15-18, 2016.

To submit a proposal you need to have a MyIUG ID.  If you already have one, proceed with the directions below.  If you don't, go to, hover over Login/Register and click on Register.  Create a username and password, then fill in the rest of your information. You will need your institution's IUG member number to complete the registration.  Once done, you will be logged in to the members' only section of the website.

Log in.  Hover over Conferences in the top menu bar; under IUG 2016 Conference, click on My Presentations.  If you have presented at previous IUG conferences those sessions will be listed here under Previous Conference Presentations.  If there is something there you'd like to propose again, you can click the Copy icon and that information will be copied to the current conference where you can edit it for any updates.

To create a new presentation, click Create Presentation.  Choose the type of presentation, give it a title, and click on the Save icon.  A new window will open where you can fill in all the information about your proposal.  Click the edit button at the top of each section to work on that section. You must save each section as you go.

There are complete instructions under the link Tutorial for Presenters right under My Presentations.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, October 9th, 2015 for programs, posters and forums.  Birds of a feather can be proposed right up until the conference. Don't wait until the last minute!  Gather your co-workers and brainstorm about what you can contribute to IUG 2016!

Looking forward to a great conference!

Kathy Setter
 IUG 2016 Program Committee Chair/IUG Vice-Chair