LITA Forum 2016 Program Proposal Form
The 2016 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 19th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Fort Worth Texas, November 17-20, 2016. The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions 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 LGBT community and people with disabilities. The Submission deadline is Friday May 13, 2016.
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
• 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
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 on the web site 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 Tammy Allgood Wolf, 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.
Primary Contact Email Address
Primary Contact Job Title
Primary Contact Institution Name
Daytime Phone Number of Primary Contact
Additional Presenter Names
(if you have more than one person presenting). Please use comma between names if more than one.
Alternate contact email addresses
(if more than one person presenting) Please use comma between email addresses if more than one.
Institution Names of Additional Presenters
Please use comma between institutions if more than one.
Job Titles of Additional Presenters
Please use comma between titles if more than one.
Biographical information for presenter(s)
About the Proposed Sessions
Format of session
Select one of the following session formats. A concurrent session is 45 or 20 minutes for individual presentation. A pre-conference session is 8 hours (spread over two days).
Preferred length of presentation
20 minutes (combined with one other 20 mins presentation for a 45 mins session)
(100 words or fewer. Please exclude any information identifying yourself or your organization.)
Describe any participatory elements of the program:
Level of talk
Beginner (Someone attending a beginner session would expect to hear about this for the first time.)
Intermediate (The intermediate attendee would be familair with the information presented but either hasn’t seen it in action, or is simply looking for a high-level overview of recent updates.)
Advanced (Someone attending the advanced session already has extensive domain knowledge and will be looking for a deeper dive into a specific area, or problem.)
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)
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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