[Sigpub-l] LITA 2003 National Forum proposals (2nd call)

Pascal V. Calarco pvcalarc at vcu.edu
Mon Nov 11 10:47:09 EST 2002

FYI.  The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) National 
Forum will be held in Norfolk next October, and welcomes presentation 
and poster proposals.  This is a great opportunity to present at a 
smaller, technology-focused, national meeting.  I'm a committee member 
for the meeting planning and program, so if you have any questions or 
ideas, please just ask!  The full call follows, with a link to the call 
on the web at the end of this message.

[with apologies for duplicate postings]

Call for Proposals, 2003 LITA National Forum
Norfolk, Virginia October 1-3, 2003

Due Date for proposals:  December 21st, 2002

The 2003 National Forum Committee seeks proposals for high quality
concurrent sessions at the 6th annual LITA National Forum to be held
at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk Virginia, October
1-3, 2003.

The Forum theme for 2003 is:

Putting Technology Into Practice

Providing effective service in libraries today is all about putting
information technology into practice, to serve remote and on-site
library users, search and manage collections, and create digital
collections. The Forum Committee is particularly interested in
presentations that highlight specific technology implementations in
any type of library.  Proposals on all aspects of library and
information technology are welcome.

Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to:
Uses of metadata
Integrated access to resources
Electronic books
Services for remote patrons
Virtual Reality
Design & Management of portals
Streaming media
Wireless technologies
Uses of XML
Search engines
Managing technological change
Electronic journals
Distance education
New user services
Preservation of digital records
Collaboration software/technologies
Open source software
Resource linking strategies
Creation of digital libraries

Presentations must have a technological focus and they must pertain to 
libraries and/or be of interest to librarians. Concurrent sessions are 
approximately 75 minutes in length.

For the first time, Forum 2003 will also accept a limited number of 
poster session proposals. Presenters should indicate their interest in a 
poster session on proposals.

Presenters are required to submit handouts one month in advance for the 
Forum notebook, and handouts will be made available on the Web site 
after the event.

Your proposals are welcome and much appreciated!  To submit a proposal, 
send the following information via email (in ASCII, Word or RTF format):


     Abstract and brief outline

     Level indicator (basic, intermediate, or advanced)

     Brief biographical information. Include experience as a
     presenter and expertise in the topic

     Full contact information

     Possible poster session

Proposals will be reviewed by the Forum Committee at the ALA Midwinter 
Conference, January 2003. The Committee decisions will be completed as 
soon as possible. You will be contacted about the status of your 
proposal by the end of February, 2003.

By December 21st, 2002, submit proposals (in ASCII, Word, or RTF) to: 
mtaylor at ala.org

Mary Taylor, Executive Director, Library and Information Technology 

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