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LITA Forum

Save $50 – Register Now for 2009 LITA National Forum

The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2009 LITA National Forum, October 1-4 in Salt Lake City. Now is your opportunity to realize excellent savings on registration for the forum. Prior to Aug. 15, the registration rates are $50 lower – Register Now.

Keynote Sessions Feature Dynamic Speakers:

On Friday Joan Lippincott of Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) will kick off the Forum with her talk Mobile Technologies, Mobile Users: Will Libraries Mobilize? Lippincott will discuss what roles libraries can and should play in delivering content for mobile devices, developing services for mobile device users and configuring physical spaces to respond to their needs.

Saturday, David Weinberger will present Knowledge in the Age of Abundance. Weinberger will examine how our new connected age is one of abundant and ready access to knowledge and how this is bringing a change in the nature, shape, value and role of knowledge itself.

Liz Lawley of the Lab for Social Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology will close the Forum on Sunday with Technical/Tangible/Social. Lawley’s talk will cover the growing importance of “social objects” in technology implementation, and how those objects serve as a focal point for cohesive social interactions.

Preconferences Offer In-Depth Examination of Topics:

Choose between two full-day workshops, spanning Thursday afternoon and Friday morning:
Jason Griffey of University of Tennessee, Chattanooga will present The Future of Mobile. The workshop will examine the future of mobile technologies and their impact on libraries, including how service models in libraries change with ubiquitous computing and how content delivery becomes different. Attendees will look at specific tools that are currently available that model the direction that mobile is moving.

Accessibility Update: Section 508 and WCAG in a Library 2.0 World, presented by Nina McHale of the University of Colorado, Denver will provide an introduction to Section 508 and WCAG Web accessibility guidelines and how they relate to online library tools. The workshop will include demonstrations of popular assistive technologies and guidelines for optimizing library resources to comply with Section 508 and WCAG.

Visit the LITA Web site for more information on the Forum including concurrent and poster sessions, travel and lodging, and complete Forum schedule.

Be sure to Connect with Forum participants on Facebook and the Forum wiki.

Take the Forum 2009 Concurrent Session Feedback Survey

This year the Forum 2009 Planning Committee is trying something new. We are asking the community of LITA members and potential Forum attendees to give the Committee feedback on which proposals they would be most interested in seeing presented as concurrent sessions at Forum. The Committee will add this information to other factors in determining which proposals to accept and to assist in the scheduling of sessions. We sincerely appreciate your input and your time.

http://yourbigwig.com/proposals/forum09

The survey will be open until Sunday, March 22nd for your input.

Survey Tips:

* You are not required to login to participate.
* Please rate the proposals from 1 star (least interesting) to 5 stars (most interesting). There are 65 sessions total. You can rank all or only some.
* The order in which the proposals display is randomized on an individual session basis, so the order will differ if you return more than once.
* You do not have to be a LITA member to participate – just an interest in helping LITA have the Forum you’d like to see.

Thanks go to the LITA BIGWIG Interest Group for providing space in their sandbox for the committee to run this experiment.

Comments on this experimental feedback survey are welcome and should be sent to the Forum Committee via zoe@ohiolink.edu

National Forum proposal deadline approaching

The 2009 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality concurrent sessions for the 12th annual LITA National Forum to be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 1-4, 2009. Keynoters David Weinberger, author of ‘Everything is Miscellaneous’ and Joan Lippincott, CNI’s Associate Executive Director have already signed on.

Submit proposals by February 20, 2009 online at:

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lita2009/

The 2009 Forum Planning Committee will review proposals starting in February 2009. You will be contacted about the status of your proposal by the end of March.

View the complete call for proposals for more info.

Call for Proposals for LITA National Forum 2009

*Reminder* CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The 2009 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality concurrent sessions and poster sessions for the 12th annual LITA National Forum to be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 1-4, 2009.

This year we have switched over to online submissions so it’s quick and easy (see the URL below). Also, we’ve extended the deadline for submitting proposals to February 20, 2009!

Theme: Open and Mobile

The Forum Committee is interested in presentations that highlight specific technology implementations; just over-the-horizon technologies that are almost ready for implementation; or information technology research. We are interested in all types of libraries: public, government, school, academic, special, and corporate. Proposals on any aspect of library and information technology are welcome.

Some possible ideas for proposals might include:

* Handheld Technologies: PDAs, Smartphones, Tablet PCS
* E-learning: Effective e-learning and distance learning for the mobile-optimized Web
* Mobile Devices and Accessibility
* Library-specific open source software (OSS) and other OSS “in” Libraries, technology on a budget
* Exposing Library Services via APIs (or APIs in general)
* Anticipating Change: how libraries can be more mobile/flexible/responsive

* Social Computing: social tools, collaborative software, etc.
* User created content: Book reviews, tagging, etc.
* Virtual worlds
* Gaming in Education and Libraries
* Federated and Meta-Searching: design and management, integrated access to resources, search engines
* Digital Libraries/ Institutional Repositories: developments in resource linking, preservation, maintenance, web services
* Authentication and Authorization: Digital Rights Management (DRM), authentication, privacy, services for remote patrons
* Web design: information architecture, activity-centered design, user-centered design, usability testing
* Technology Management: project management, geek management, budgeting, knowledge sharing applications
* Internet Law: privacy, copyright, filtering
* RFID in libraries

Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries and/or be of interest to librarians. Concurrent sessions are approximately 75 minutes in length and sessions of all varieties are welcomed from traditional single- or multi-speaker formats to panel discussions, case studies, and demonstrations of projects. Forum 2009 will also accept a limited number of poster session proposals.

For projects that will still be in preliminary development in October 2009, we recommend presentation at a lightning talk or other un-conference-like activity for which time will be reserved at Forum. A call for these types of presentations and discussions will be issued after February 2009.

Presenters are required to submit draft presentation slides and/or handouts three weeks in advance for inclusion on the Forum USB drive, and are required to submit final presentation slides to be made available on the Web site after the event.

Your proposals are welcome and much appreciated! To submit a proposal, enter the following information online at http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lita2009/ :

* Title
* Summary (a one-sentence description of your presentation) (max. 200 characters)
* Abstract and brief outline
* Level indicator (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
* Brief biographical information. Include experience as a presenter and expertise in the topic
* Full contact information
* Is this proposal for a concurrent session?
* Is this proposal for a poster session?
* If this proposal is for a concurrent session, might it be considered for a poster session?
* If this proposal is for a concurrent session, might it be expanded into a half-day or full-day preconference?
* How did you hear about the 2009 Forum call for proposals?

Submit proposals by February 20, 2009 online at:

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lita2009/

The 2009 Forum Planning Committee will review proposals starting in February 2009. You will be contacted about the status of your proposal by the end of March.