Friday, September 25, 2015

Call for Proposals - MLC 2016 (Manitoba Libraries Conference (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Call for Proposals - MLC 2016

The Manitoba Library Association invites you to submit a proposal for the Manitoba Libraries Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The MLC Planning Committee truly looks forward to offering delegates a premier conference experience at the Delta Winnipeg May 4-6, 2016. 2016 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Manitoba Library Association, so we will be looking back and marking that occasion with a social event during the conference.

Libraries are thriving halls of learning, creativity, and community growth. The 2016 Manitoba Libraries Conference aims to capture the relationships between people, systems, and collections that enable libraries to operate and make the most of our resources.

The MLC Program Committee is excited to open a call for submissions for panels, workshops, papers, presentations, thunder talks, posters, and sessions that support our theme of Creating Connections. This theme will celebrate the connections that libraries create and foster, and provide the basis for a dynamic and thoughtful learning and networking environment for all delegates.

We are looking for proposals that highlight the innovative research or practice in creating connections between our patrons, our students or Faculty, community groups, other Libraries, as well as outside professions that we engage with to deliver our services. The Manitoba Libraries Conference brings together public, academic, school, government, and special libraries and archives of all types, and we are committed to providing an exciting and diverse program for the conference.

Session types

We are accepting proposals for a variety of session types, so we invite you to get creative with your presentation proposal. All sessions should include some time for audience questions or interactions. Please indicate in your proposal how the time will be used.

If you would like to run a longer interactive workshop or have an idea for a detailed panel, we are accepting submissions for longer sessions or panels on substantive topics. Would you like to give a tight, concise talk on an area of skill or research? We would also like to encourage submissions for shorter sessions, including thunder or lightning talks. Just starting your research, or prefer to deliver your subject matter one-on-one? This year the conference will include poster presentations.


Please provide the following information about your proposal:

  • Session or Poster Title
  • Description (200 words)
  • Session length/ setup requirements
  • Co-presenters (can be confirmed on acceptance)
  • Target audience
  • Three keywords to describe your session

Submissions should be sent to:

Deadline is November 13, 2015, 5:00PM CST