Due February 24, 2014
The 2014 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for excellent pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 17th annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association, 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 proposals for full-day pre-conferences, 50-minute concurrent sessions, or poster sessions 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
- 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 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 http://bit.ly/lita-2014-proposal by February 24, 2014.
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
Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the
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 http://bit.ly/lita-2014-proposal
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