Information Technology and Libraries
<> (ITAL), the quarterly
open-access journal published by ALA’s Library Information Technology
Association, is looking for contributors for its regular “Public Libraries
Leading the Way” column. This column highlights a technology-based
innovation or approach to problem solving from a public library
perspective. Topics we are interested in include the following, but
proposals on any other technology topic are welcome.


   3-D printing and makerspaces

   Civic technology


   Diversity, equity, and inclusion and technology

   Privacy and cyber-security

   Virtual and augmented reality

   Artificial intelligence

   Big data

   Internet of things


   Geographic information systems and mapping

   Library analytics and data-driven services

   Anything else related to public libraries and innovations in technology

To propose a topic, use this brief form
<>, which will ask you for three pieces
of information:


   Your name

   Your email address

   A brief (75-150 word) summary of your proposed column that describes
   your library, the technology you wish to write about and your experience
   with it.

Columns are in the 1,000-1,500 word range and may include illustrations.
These will not be research articles, but are meant to share practical
experience with technology development or uses within the library.
Proposals are due by November 30, and selections will be made by December

If you have questions, contact Ken Varnum, Editor, at [log in to unmask]

Ken Varnum, Editor
Information Technologies and Libraries

Ken Varnum
Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics
Library Information Technology | University of Michigan Library
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