The 2015 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for excellent
pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 18th
annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association
<>, to be held in Minneapolis Minnesota, November
12-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. This year will feature
additional programming in collaboration with LLAMA, the Library Leadership
& Management Association.

The Forum Committee welcomes creative program proposals related to all
types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and

Proposals could relate to any of the following topics:

• Cooperation & collaboration
• Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
• Researcher information networks
• Practical applications of linked data
• Large- and small-scale resource sharing
• User experience & users
• Library spaces (virtual or physical)
• “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
• Data driven libraries or related assessment projects
• Management of technology in libraries
• Anything else that relates to library information 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. Submit your proposal through by February 28, 2015.

Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries.
Presentations that incorporate audience participation are encouraged. 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 offered.

Please submit your proposal through

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