Help for planning your LibTech proposal
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Library Technology Conference. Below you will find information to help as you plan your presentation proposal. When you are ready to fill out the submission form you will need: title for your proposal, 250 word (or less) description of your proposal, 2-3 brief learning objectives, and statement describing connection to technology. Any Co-presenter information will be collected upon acceptance of proposals.
Compensation: The primary presenter for each non-lightning round session that is accepted will receive complimentary single-day registration to the conference. If you have additional questions as you are preparing for your session proposal, please contact email@example.com.
60-minute lecture-style conference presentations highlighting a technology, resource or service;
90-minute sessions offering participants an opportunity to work hands-on with technology, most often in a bring-your-own-device setting. We have limited computer lab capacity which could be appropriate for small sessions where BYOD won’t work. If you have questions about this, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
60 or 90-minute sessions offering participants a highly interactive learning experience teaching or demonstrating a particular procedure, skill, or technique. These sessions include details of the topic from the presenter(s) and should provide ample time for audience interaction, participation, and involvement.
Panel Discussion Sessions
60 or 90-minute session offering participants a more in-depth opportunity to learn about a technology-related topic or issue through a facilitated discussion involving multiple presenters. Opportunities to actively involve the audience in the dialogue should be incorporated into the session.
Lightning Round Sessions
Informal talk lasting 7-10 minutes highlighting a technology project at your library. Talks are grouped into a single 90 minute session; Q&A usually facilitated following each session.
When preparing your proposal submission, please keep in mind that we are looking for a mixture of sessions that are interactive and/or which provide practical skills and information; sessions which will appeal to a wide range of libraries; and sessions which address technology trends and tools that are of high interest to libraries.
Session proposals will be evaluated for acceptance based on the following criteria:
How relevant is the proposal to conference goals which are to offer sessions that:
New or old technologies that are relevant to libraries today.