Call for proposals

***THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSED MAY 31st. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED.***

Introduction

The theme for the 39th Annual Conference is Visualizing a Bright Future.

We invite you to submit proposals for papers, panel discussions, posters or workshops on topics relating to this broad theme. (For more information about the theme, please see the conference home page and the proposed topics below).

The language of all IAMSLIC conferences is English.  Therefore your abstracts, papers, and posters must be in English.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope that you will be able to join us in Dania Beach, Florida, USA in October 2013.

Potential topics

  • New roles for libraries and librarians (e.g. data curation, digital preservation, digitization, scholarly communications)
  • Communicating the value of service to the organization
  • Consolidation of physical libraries to respond to fiscal realities – can this scenario present new opportunities?
  • Importance of partnerships and collaboration
  • Embedded librarianship
  • Graphical information – data visualization, geo-referencing, information graphics, mash-ups, presenting statistics or survey results
  • Changes in collection management – demand driven acquisitions, ebooks, shared print repositories
  • Changes in publishing – mergers, Open Access, Open Data
  • Repurposing library space
  • Mobile environments/technologies
  • Other innovations and new initiatives

Submission guidelines

  • An English abstract is required for consideration by the program committee.
  • Oral presentations are allotted 30 minutes, not including questions.
  • Submissions may be for papers, panel discussions, posters or workshops.
  • Conference registration is required in order to present an accepted paper or poster.
  • All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme, potential interest of the topic for members, and appropriateness of format.
  • Abstracts for the second round of proposals are due May 31, 2013 with the committee’s responses following in mid-June.

Proposals for papers, panel discussions, poster or workshops must include:

Name:

Your Title:

Institution:

Address:

Country:

Phone Number:

Fax:

Email:

Title of Presentation:

Author(s):

Abstract:

Type of presentation:

  • Paper
  • Panel discussion
  • Poster
  • Workshop

Indicate AV/Computer equipment needed:

  • Computer Graphic Display (i.e. presentation software)
  • Internet access
  • Other (specify)

For your convenience, download the IAMSLIC proposal template (docx)

Please email this information to Sally Taylor, Chair/Convener IAMSLIC 2013 at:  sally.taylor@ubc.ca