Monday, May 02, 2016

Call for Public Library Proposals — DEADLINE May 13th (LITA Forum - Fort Worth, Texas Nov 2016)

The LITA Forum is looking for proposals from public and school librarians to provide conference sessions for those that work in these libraries. One of the three keynote speakers is Cecily Walker of the Vancouver Public Library, Librarian with Attitude. Help us round out the program with a session from you. The deadline is May 13th.

The Forum is a highly regarded annual event for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and information technology field. Please send your proposal submissions here by May 13, 2016, and join your colleagues in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 2016 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 19th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Fort Worth Texas, November 17-20, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Submit your proposal at this site

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The New Submission deadline is Friday May 13, 2016.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following topics:
·  Discovery, navigation, and search
·  Practical applications of linked data
·  Library spaces (virtual or physical)
·  User experience
·  Emerging technologies
·  Cybersecurity and privacy
·  Open content, software, and technologies
·  Assessment
·  Systems integration
·  Hacking the library
·  Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
·  Consortial resource and system sharing
·  “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
·  Library I.T. competencies
Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available on the web site following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Tammy Allgood Wolf, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at

Submit your proposal at this site