If you work in a public library, please consider this opportunity. If you
have friends or colleagues who do -- please share this announcement with
them. Proposals are due by November 30.
University of Michigan
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From: Ken Varnum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:09 PM
Subject: Propose a Topic for the ITAL "Public Libraries Leading the Way"
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Information Technology and Libraries
<https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/index> (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
Diversity, equity, and inclusion and technology
Privacy and cyber-security
Virtual and augmented reality
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
<https://forms.gle/LWgLeaRtPWAuadgm9>, which will ask you for three pieces
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
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
Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics
Library Information Technology | University of Michigan Library
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