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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Call for Proposals: “Reinventing Libraries”

Call for Proposals: "Reinventing Libraries"

A Virtual Event presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Since 2010, Library Journal and School Library Journal have produced a successful full-day program tackling the challenges presented by ebooks and the digital transition's impact on libraries, their communities, and related stakeholders. As planning begins for our October 2013 event, "The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries," we're also reinventing our approach to programming with an open call for proposals.

Do you have a vision for the future of libraries and ideas on how to make that future real? If you're a librarian serving children or adults in any library setting; focused on collection development or technology infrastructure; or partner with libraries in innovative ways, we invite you to submit your program proposals for our October 16, 2013 event.

Reinventing Libraries is a broad theme, and some of the areas we're particularly interested in exploring include:

  • Rethinking physical space
  • MOOCs
  • Maker spaces
  • Marketing & community engagement
  • Optimizing discovery
  • Ebooks/POD (print on demand)
  • Self-publishing

If you have a proposal for a session you'd like to see on the program this year, whether it's based on one of the above topics or something else, we'd love to hear from you. And if you're interested and able to program and moderate that session, please be sure to indicate that.

How to submit a successful proposal