Call for Proposals, LITA @ ALA Annual 2017

For Immediate Release
Mon, 07/25/2016

Contact:

Mark Beatty

Programs and Marketing Specialist

LITA

mbeatty@ala.org

 
 
The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2017 Annual American Library Association Conference.  We’re looking for full or half day pre-conference ideas as well as 60- and 90-minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose.
 
When and Where is the Conference?
 
The 2017 Annual ALA Conference will be held  in Chicago, IL, from June 22nd through 27th.
 
What kind of topics are we looking for?
 
We’re 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. We regularly receive many more proposals than we can program into the 20 slots available to LITA at the ALA Annual Conference. These great ideas and programs all come from contributions like yours. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year. This link from the 2016 ALA Annual conference scheduler shows the great LITA programs from this past year.
 
When are proposals due?
 
September 9, 2016
 
How I do submit a proposal?
 
Fill out this form bit.ly/litacfpannual2017
 
Program descriptions should be 150 words or less.
 
When will I have an answer?
 
The committee will begin reviewing proposals after the submission deadline; notifications will be sent out on October 3, 2016
 
Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA? or a LITA Interest Group (IG) or a committee?
 
No! 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 proposed.
 
Got another question?
 
Please feel free to email Nicole Sump-Crethar (PPC chair) (sumpcre@okstate.edu)