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The LITA Forum <> is a highly regarded annual event
for those involved in new and leading edge technologies in the library and
information technology field. Please send your proposal submissions here
 by May 13, 2016, and join your colleagues in Fort Worth Texas.

The 2016 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 19th Annual Forum of
the Library Information and Technology Association <> in
Fort Worth Texas, November 17-20, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Submit your proposal at this site

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day pre-conferences,
concurrent sessions, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries:
public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative
and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions or short
talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We
deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented
groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBT community and people with

The New Submission
is Friday May 13, 2016.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following

   - Discovery, navigation, and search
   - Practical applications of linked data
   - Library spaces (virtual or physical)
   - User experience
   - Emerging technologies
   - Cybersecurity and privacy
   - Open content, software, and technologies
   - Assessment
   - Systems integration
   - Hacking the library
   - Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
   - Consortial resource and system sharing
   - “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
   - Library I.T. competencies

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We
accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The
committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters,
library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/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; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Tammy Allgood Wolf, Forum Planning
Committee Chair, at [log in to unmask]

Submit your proposal at this site

More information about LITA is available from the LITA website
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 and Twitter <>. Or contact Mark Beatty, LITA
Programs and Marketing Specialist at [log in to unmask]

Paul Go

Systems Librarian /
Library Technology Manager
Paul V. Galvin Library
Illinois Institute of Technology
35 West 33rd Street
Chicago, IL  60616
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