LITA Forum - Call for Proposals

Athena Hoeppner athena at UCF.EDU
Tue Apr 26 15:55:48 EDT 2016

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From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Go
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 1:26 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] 2016 LITA Forum - Call for Proposals
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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 Submission deadline is Friday April 29, 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 tammy.wolf at<mailto:tammy.wolf at>.

Submit your proposal at this site<>

More information about LITA is available from the LITA website<>, Facebook<> and Twitter<>.
Paul Go

Systems Librarian /
Library Technology Manager
Paul V. Galvin Library
Illinois Institute of Technology
35 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
pgo at<mailto:pgo at>

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