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2009 LITA National Forum Call For Proposals

Due Date for proposals February 20, 2009

Please note that the LITA Forum Planning Committee has a brand new later due date for proposal submissions.  In keeping with our web 2.0 world, we will be accepting proposal submissions online, reviewing them virtually and asking for feedback from our community.  Our new Due Date for proposals: February 20, 2009

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.
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:

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:


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.

Questions? Contact the LITA Office:
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(312) 280-4268

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) members are information technology professionals dedicated to educating, serving, and reaching out to the entire library and information community. LITA is a division of the American Library Association.


Gretchen Gueguen

Digital Initiatives Librarian

Joyner Library Digital Collections

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353


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