Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Call for LITA Proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference Programs and Preconferences

Call for Proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference Programs and Preconferences!

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2016 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We¹re looking for full day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that¹s use of, new ideas for, trends in,
or interesting/innovative projects being explored ­ it¹s all for you to propose.

When/Where is the Conference?
The 2016 Annual ALA Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from June 23rd through 28th.

What kind of topics are we looking for?
We¹re looking for programs of interest to all library/information agency types that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

When are proposals due?
October 23rd, 2015

How I do submit a proposal?
Fill out this form -
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

When will I be informed?
The committee will be reviewing proposals after October 23rd; final decisions will be made by October 30th.

Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA? or a LITA Interest Group (IG) or a committee?

We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. Because of the limited number of programs, LITA IGs and Committees will receive preference where two equally well-written programs are submitted. Presenters may be asked to combine programs or work with an IG/Committee where similar topics have been

Got another question?

Please feel free to email Evviva Weinraub (PPC chair)