Call for Proposals

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for outstanding pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association. 

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, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions, hands-on practical workshops, 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, and the LGBT community.

Please complete the proposal submission form at The submission deadline is Friday May 19, 2017. 

Proposals could relate to any of the following topics:

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
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
Diversity in library 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. 

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 online 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 Vincci Kwong, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at [log in to unmask] 

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