[Eril-l] 2017 LITA Forum: Call for Proposals

Alexandra Van Doren avandoren at lssu.edu
Mon Apr 24 06:21:46 PDT 2017

**cross-posted to multiple lists**Call for Proposals

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for outstanding
pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 20th
Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association.

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, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel
discussions, hands-on practical workshops, 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, and the LGBT

The submission deadline is Friday May 19, 2017.

Proposals could relate 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


   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

   Diversity in library technology

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries.  We
accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology, even
if not covered by the above list.  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 online 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 Vincci Kwong, Forum Planning Committee
Chair, at vkwong at iusb.edu.

More information about LITA is available from the LITA website
<http://www.ala.org/lita/>, Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/LITA.ALA>
and Twitter <http://twitter.com/LITAForum>.

Ali Van Doren
avandoren at lssu.edu
Academic Librarian
Kenneth J. Shouldice Library
Lake Superior State University
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