LITA 2014
Transformation: From Node to Network
November 5-8, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Due date for proposals: February 24, 2014

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The 2014 LITA National Forum Committee seeks proposals for excellent
pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 17th
annual LITA National Forum to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November
5-8, 2014.

The 2014 theme, Transformation: From Node to Network, reflects the ongoing
evolution of libraries from being seen as largely standalone institutions
focused on their own locale to being integrated into and within their
communities -- whether on a local, regional, national, or global level, or
on all four.

The Forum Committee welcomes pre-conferences, presentations, and
interactive programs related to all types of libraries: public, school,
academic, government, special, and corporate. Proposals could relate to any
of the following themes:

   - Cooperation & collaboration
   - Scalability of library services and tools
   - Researcher information networks
   - Practical applications of linked data sets
   - Large- and small-scale resource sharing
   - User experience & users
   - Information commons
   - "Big Data" -- work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
   - Anything else that relates to the conference theme

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We
accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology, even
if not narrowly covered by the above list. The committee particularly
invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students,
and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries.
Presentations that incorporate audience participation are encouraged.
Sessions can be full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions (50 minutes),
or poster sessions. The format of the presentations may include single- or
multi-speaker formats, panel discussions, moderated discussions, case
studies and/or demonstrations of projects.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library
representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit draft presentation slides and/or handouts on ALA
Connect in advance of the Forum and will submit final presentation slides
or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available on the web
site following the event. Presenters are expected to register and
participate in the Forum as attendees; discounted registration will be

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