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CFP: Charleston Conference 2015 Preconferences

By sgodbey on March 31, 2015 9:49 AM | Permalink

Call for Preconferences: Charleston Conference 2015

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday, April 30, 2015.

Call URL:

Preconference Guidelines:

1) The main focus of the Charleston Conference is the acquisition and leasing of library materials of all types, budget issues, licensing, personnel, marketing, publicity, providing access. As well, we encourage sessions on digital scholarship, end users, entrepreneurship, innovation and professional development. We like new ideas or approaches and especially those that accentuate the practical However, sessions that are product-oriented or that are presented by a single company/publisher/vendor will not be accepted.

CFP: ALA Annual 2015 Panel - LITA Heads of Library Technology

By sgodbey on March 24, 2015 9:43 AM | Permalink

The LITA Heads of Library Technology (HoLT)  Interest Group seeks 3 – 4 panelist to join the presentation at ALA Annual 2015.

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Where: San Francisco, Room TBD

Presentation Title: Data-Driven Libraries: Capturing Users’ Behavior across Library Platforms

Presentation Description: Libraries are seeking solutions to track how patrons interact with libraries web resources to build data-driven services. The hard part is trying to capture users’ interaction across platforms (library discovery interface, library catalogs, subject databases, and others like social media).

The LITA HoLT interest group will assemble a panel to discuss technologies and best practices to capture user’s interaction with web platforms, visualize the data in various ways.

Physical attendance is required for the presentation and/or attendance at ALA Annual 2015.

Deadline for proposal submission is March 30th, 2015.

Please submit proposals via the form

CFP: Internet Librarian International 2015

By sgodbey on March 24, 2015 9:40 AM | Permalink

Internet Librarian International 2015

October 20-21, 2015
London, United Kingdom

Dynamic disruption: transforming the library
Conference URL:

Information Today invites you to submit your presentation ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the fast-growing innovation and technology conference that attracts hundreds of global library and information professionals each year.

We are seeking innovative case studies and discussions on the ideas, strategies and practical implementations that are helping you make a difference to your organisations, clients and communities.

ILI is all about the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience and this year we will also be exploring the ‘big questions’ which challenge libraries and information professionals – who are we, and what are we for?

CFP: Cataloging & Classification Research IG at ALA Annual 2015

By sgodbey on March 24, 2015 9:25 AM | Permalink

***Call for proposals – deadline Friday, April 24, 2015***

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group is seeking proposals for presentations at its 2015 ALA Annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:30 am–11:30 am. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

•       Research on RDA and its impact on end users

•       Research on cataloging of non-book materials in an RDA environment

•       Research on evidence-based decision making for cataloging and classification

•       Research on cataloging using multiple schema, formats, and standards

•       Research, surveys or studies on catalog discovery layers

•       Research on alternatives to the MARC format

Full presentations should be about 15 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged after the presentations. Brief 5 to 10 minute summaries of less extensive projects or research in progress will also be considered.

Email proposals by Friday, April 24 to Rachel Jaffe (