*Please excuse crosspostings**
Have you submitted your proposal yet? The deadline is*tomorrow*!
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From: *Abigail Goben* <[log in to unmask]
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Date: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Subject: LITA Call for Proposals: ALA Annual 2013
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The LITAProgram Planning Committee is now accepting innovative and
creative proposalsfor the 2013 Annual American Library Association
Conference. We're looking for full day pre-conferences and 90 minute
conference presentations on technology in libraries--use of, new ideas
for, and trends. Last year we received 95 proposals and we’re excited
about all of your new ideas to share with us.
Changes from last year!!
* Due to changes announced in June by the ALA Conference Committee -
DS comments,all divisions are limited to accepting 20 programs each
* All programs will be 90 minutes, located in the convention center,
and will be recorded.
* All proposal submissions will need to choose a Conference Track.
Please see Appendix A in the Roadmap here
(http://connect.ala.org/node/178761) for more details.
* Vendorswishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library
representative who is using the product. The library/librarian
should submit the proposal.
*When/Where is the Conference?*
2013 Annual ALA Conference, Chicago, IL: June 27-July 2, 2013
*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We’re looking for programs that can scale to other libraries, inspire
technological change and adoption, or go above and beyond the every day.
Successful topics in the past have included Data Management Services,
Responsive Web Design, and Homegrown Technology Tools.
*When are proposalsdue? *
August 24, 2012
*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.
*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposalsafter August 24, final
decisions will be made in September.
*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposalsfrom 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
*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and the group will figure it out.*
Abigail Goben, MLS
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