Alberta Library Conference 2018 - Call for Session Proposals
The Alberta Library Conference (ALC) 2018 Planning Committee, with support from the Library Association of Alberta (LAA) and the Alberta Library Trustees Association (ALTA), is accepting proposals for the 2018 Alberta Library Conference. ALC 2018 takes place in Jasper, Alberta from April 26-29, 2018.

Our Conference theme for 2018 is “We Stand Up”.

We stand up: we inspire hope, create change, and empower individuals and groups. We listen, we learn. We stand for human rights, for dignity, and for access to information.

The Committee strives to provide a range of sessions that are of interest to the broader library community in Alberta. The work being done in libraries across Alberta, from small rural libraries to large academic institutions demonstrates the complexity of library service as well as the adaptability and diversity of those who work in libraries. We encourage proposals from academic, public, school and special libraries of all sizes; and organizations that are creatively broadening library services.

Proposals from trustees for sessions that provide education and training for Library Board members are welcome. If you are a public librarian, please share this call for submissions with your Board. If you are a trustee and have suggestions for speakers or topics of interest to trustees, you are invited to send them to Dr. Tanya Pollard for potential session development.

We are also interested in proposals from OUTSIDE the library world that discuss topics like business plans, organizational change, succession planning, staff retention, generational change, marketing, understanding our communities, service models, etc.

This year we are accepting proposals for 60 minute sessions or workshops, double sessions or workshops, 10 minute lightning strike sessions, and poster sessions. We are also accepting proposals for half day preconference sessions or workshops.

Submission deadline is October 2, 2017

ALC Chair (2018):
· Karen Hildebrandt

Program Co-Chairs:
· Karen Hildebrandt for LAA
· Tanya Pollard for ALTA

Questions may be addressed to ALC Chair, Karen Hildebrandt.

Thank you for your interest in the Alberta Library Conference.

Contact Name / Presenter 1
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Email address
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Names and email addresses of other presenters
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Brief biography for Presenter 1 (2-3 sentences, character limit 450) for the conference website.
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Brief biography for Presenter 2 (2-3 sentences, character limit 450) for the conference website.
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Title of proposed session
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Brief abstract or description (character limit 900)
Please provide a description that will help the committee decide on the program.
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Very brief description (2-3 sentences, character limit 400) of your session for the conference program.
Please provide a very short summary for the conference program.
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Please provide up to 3 very brief learning objectives (character limit 200), in bullet-point form, for your session.
These will be included in the program, and should cover what the attendees will learn or take away from your session.
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Target audience for your proposed session.
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Is the proposed session a regular conference session (1 hour) a double session (2x1 hour), a Thursday evening poster presentation, a half-day preconference or a lightning strike (10 minutes)?
Preconferences are held on Thursday afternoon. Poster Presentations will be on Thursday evening as part of the Opening Reception. Lightning Strikes are timed ten-minute presentations offered together in one session.
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