Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CFP: Library Marketing and Communications Conference 2022 (November 2-3, 2022 - Indianapolis, Indiana)



Interested in presenting at the 9th annual Library Marketing and Communications Conference November 2-3 in Indianapolis, IN? Submit a proposal with your presenter details and presentation description. Call for Proposals will close on Friday, July 22.

Library Marketing and Communications Conference 2022

November 2 & 3, 2022

Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis

The 2022 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) Planning Committee invites you to submit presentation proposals for consideration to our 8th Annual LMCC, which will be held in Indianapolis on November 2-3, 2022.

We want you to share your knowledge on the tried and true, the latest trends, and the best practices in marketing and communications. We are looking for speakers with demonstrated professional experience who can share their experiences and lessons and discuss the strategy, actions, and results of your marketing and communications topic.

Successful proposals will provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied to any library’s communications and marketing efforts. Ideally, your presentation will apply to other types and sizes of libraries and could be scaled to work for library marketing staff and teams that are full-time, part-time, and everything in between.

We welcome all proposals for consideration. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Marketing & communications, with an emphasis on key themes:
  • Communications / PR / Media relations
  • Strategy / Research / Planning / Style guides
  • Workflow management
  • Staff buy-in / Internal support and partnerships
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
  • User experience / Accessibility
Community engagement, with an emphasis on key themes:
  • Advocacy / Funding
  • Partnerships
  • Embedding
  • Promoting outreach programs & services
  • Engaging user groups
Marketing & communication tools, such as:

  • Videography / Animation / Editing
  • Social media
  • Graphic design
  • Website design
  • Other technology / Software

Topics for intermediate and advanced audiences

We welcome proposals from individuals or colleagues who want to co-present. We also encourage panel submissions in which speakers will share different takes on the same topic. Our vendor partners are welcome to submit a proposal if they are co-presenting with a library organization partner and the information is relevant to all attendees and is not sales-oriented.

You should have enough content to fill at least 60 minutes, not counting Q&A (all sessions are 60 minutes long). You will be able to share handouts and slides with attendees electronically after the conference.

Submission Information

Submit your proposal through the online submission form by Friday, July 22nd. The lead presenter will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the submission and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted.

All proposals must include the following:

  • Session Title
  • Session Description (100 words or less)
  • Type of Audience (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Session Format
  • Learning Objectives
  • Presenter Contact Information
  • Presenter Biography
Proposal Timeline

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, July 22rd
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, August 22nd

Criteria for Acceptance:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Speakers’ knowledge and experience
  • Useful/practical learning objectives
  • Topics’ broad appeal
  • Clarity of description
  • Originality
  • Interactive elements

Recommendations for a Successful Proposal:

  • Please write your proposal clearly, carefully, and completely. If you’re accepted, the information you’ve provided will appear online in the conference schedule and program.
  • LMCC reserves the right to adjust session titles and edit session descriptions where necessary.

Additional Information for Speakers:

  • Speakers will be responsible for registering for the conference. Speakers will be given a special code to register at the speaker rate.
  • Please add LMCC’s email address to your contact list so our future emails won’t go into your spam folder.


Send us an email with the subject “Speaker Questions” to

Library Marketing and Communications Group
1190 Meramec Station Rd., Suite 207
Ballwin, MO 63021

Friday, June 24, 2022

Call for Proposals: Something Old, Something New: Using Social Media to Engage Communities with Local History (Online program #IFLA)

 The IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invites proposals for papers highlighting innovative local history and genealogy projects and activities developed via social media channels.

Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, or any of the other emerging platforms, social media is the perfect environment to communicate and remember historical events in innovative ways or to add nuance and a personal perspective on important historical moments.


The workshop's theme : "Something Old, Something New: Using Social Media to Engage Communities with Local History" is in line with IFLA's 2022 World Library Information Congress topic – Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect. 


This event will be held online on August 23 at 16.00 CET time as part two of the Local History and Genealogy Section's Summer Meeting.


Submission Guidelines 


This call is open to all interested librarians, communication and educational professionals, students , social media or history enthusiasts. 


Proposals of 15-minute presentations in English must be submitted in an electronic format before 15 July at and must include the following information:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 200 words)
  • Name(s) of presenters and positions and/or titles
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Contact information including email address

For any other information contact Cristina Roiu at the above e-mail address.