LITA Forum 2017 Program Proposal Form
The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library and Information Technology Association in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017. The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day preconferences, concurrent sessions, workshops, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions, hands-on practical workshops, or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community and people with disabilities.

The Submission deadline is Friday June 2, 2017.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following topics:

• Discovery, navigation, and search
• Practical applications of linked data
• Library spaces (virtual or physical)
• User experience
• Emerging technologies
• Cybersecurity and privacy
• Open content, software, and technologies
• Assessment, analytics, and metrics
• Systems integration
• Hacking the library
• Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
• Consortial resource and system sharing
• “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
• Library I.T. competencies
• Diversity in library technology
• Technology Leadership and Administration

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Vincci Kwong, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at

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Primary Contact Name (Session Proposed by) *
Primary Contact. If there are multiple presenters, this is the presenter to whom all correspondence will be sent.
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Primary Contact Email Address *
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Primary Contact Job Title *
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Primary Contact Institution Name *
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Daytime Phone Number of Primary Contact *
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Additional Presenter Names
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Alternate contact email addresses
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Institution Names of Additional Presenters
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Job Titles of Additional Presenters
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Biographical information for presenter(s) *
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About the Proposed Sessions
Format of session *
Select one of the following session formats. A concurrent session is 20 or 45 minutes for individual presentation. A hands-on practical workshop is 45 or 90 minutes. A preconference session is 8 hours (spread over two days).
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Program title *
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Program description *
(100 words or fewer. Please exclude any information identifying yourself or your organization.)
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Describe any participatory elements of the program:
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Level of talk *
Would you consider a paper for ITAL or other LITA publication based on your talk? *
ITAL (Information Technologies and Libraries,, is the association's journal) is the Association's open access journal.
Do you agree to your session being recorded and/or streamed? *
If there are multiple presenters, please make sure that all consent.
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