Reminder: Call for Proposals due 31 July for Innovation in Libraries 2012

Quick reminder to get your proposal finished up for the Innovation in Libraries 2012 post conference to LITA Forum.

Whether you plan to attend LITA Forum or not, you are encouraged to share your innovations, ideas and instructive failures with fellow attendees at Innovation in Libraries 2012. There are three (3) potential ways to participate:

  • 20 minute sessions These are your standard presentations where you showcase the interesting work you’re doing at your library/consortium, etc
  • 5 minute lightning talks These are pecha kucha-style sessions designed to have 20 slides each
  • 1 hour breakout session leader Brush up your group facilitation skills by volunteering to lead a breakout discussion on a specific topic. Examples include:

1 Building apps for tech services
2 Building apps for discovery layers
3 Library integration with nonlibrary functions
4 Nonlibrary apps and “what’s out there”
5 Your interesting topic here….

Potential themes
The following topics might get your creative juices flowing:

  • App ideation and creation
  • Apps usage and outcomes, results
  • Using APIs and Web services
  • Platform usage
  • Building a staff culture of creativity
  • Building useful tools for your library
  • Widgets, gadgets, plug-ins
  • Strategies to help staff innovate
  • Strategies to help users innovate

Basically, share something interesting, include a technical angle and explain how it helped your library/users/libraries worldwide in the process.

Deadline
Submit your proposal
by 31 July 2012. Let us know if you need more time.

Registration
for Innovation in Libraries 2012 is open now. All accepted proposals will also need to register separately for the event, which is free to all attendees.

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