Call for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2019 Library Technology Conference. Some information to get you started:

  • Proposals are due October 8, 2018
  • Please review our Planning Your Proposal document
  • Fill out the Proposal Submission Form You will need a title for your proposal, a 250 word (or fewer) description of your proposal, and 2-3 brief learning objectives.
  • Compensation:  The primary presenter for each session (excluding lightning round sessions) that is accepted will receive complimentary single-day registration to the conference.  Accepted lightning round sessions will receive guaranteed admission to the conference.

The Library Technology Conference Planning Committee is looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the future” technology presentations.   Sessions can be about ideas that exceeded expectations or ones that did not nearly as well as desired. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as out of the box solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to keep up with evolving technologies are all welcome topics.

Sample topics:

  • A presentation on a project still in progress
  • An experiment with new and emerging technology — including successes and failures
  • A ready-to-go technology tool or solution that participants can use at their home institution
  • A critical and/or reflective session on a pressing issue in libraries
  • An workshop on a tool or tools commonly used in libraries
  • Browse previous sessions in our conference archives.

This list of suggested topics is not meant to limit your creativity!

Please review our Planning Your Proposal resources for more help in creating a successful proposal.

If you have questions, please contact conference planners at libtechconference@macalester.edu

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