South African Libraries Spotlight...
we want you to speak at the OCLC Meeting!
Send us no more than 250 words on a project or program that you’re working on, either in your library or in your community that reflects the idea that we can achieve more when we act in unison, than when we act alone as individual institutions. Perhaps you represent a library consortium? Or maybe you are part of a program that is being run across a number of libraries to advance a particular public purpose? Maybe you started an initiative that has been rolled out across multiple institutions? We want to hear your stories of collaboration!
The Executive Committee of OCLC EMEA Regional Council, chaired by Robert Moropa of the University of Pretoria, will consider all proposals and contact you by 20th December 2013, to confirm whether your proposal has been accepted as a lightning talk.
Those who are selected to speak will be invited to Cape Town on 24 and 25 February. You will have your travel and accommodation paid and there will be a prize for the winner of the best lightning talk, which an audience of over 250 people will decide at the event.
So, please send us your inspiring stories, so that we can share them with an audience of librarians from around the world.
How will the lightning talks session work?
The session will take place during the afternoon of 24 February 2014 from 3pm. Approximately four proposals will be selected to present during this session. The audience will be given the opportunity to vote at the end of the session on the basis of two criteria: content and delivery. The final key note speaker will address the conference whilst voting is verified and the winner is confirmed. The final key note speaker, John Tsebe will present the prize to the winner before the close of day one.
What is the process for submitting an idea for a presentation?
There is no form to submit, you will just need to provide an outline of the project or programme you would like to present in more than 250 words on a word document. Please ensure that you also include the following information on this document:
- Full name
- Contact Details (Email, postal address and phone number)
- Organisation and your role there
Send your submission to email@example.com by 15 November 2013. Submissions will be shortlisted and then presented to the Executive Committee for consideration on 18 December 2013 . If you are successful you will be notified by 20 December 2013.
If you have any queries regarding the Lightning Talk session please contact Nicolette on the email above or telephone +44 (0)121 456 7725
If you are a librarian working in a library in South Africa, then this opportunity might interest you. On 24 and 25 February 2014, OCLC are holding their Annual EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Africa, in Cape Town. They are inviting librarians from South Africa to submit their proposal for a lightning talk (5 minutes), on the subject of “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”