How is your library surviving and thriving? How are you working to promote learning, collaboration, or the preservation and sharing of knowledge and resources? How have you embraced the challenge of surviving the economic downturn? Whether you are in a public, school, academic, or special library, our theme is connected to the work that you do. What does “survive and thrive” mean to you?
We are seeking proposals for the following presentation types at our 2017 Annual Conference on May 8:
- Full presentation: 40 minute sessions, composed of a 30-minute presentation and 10-minute question period. May be either research or practice-based.
- Lightning talks: 7-minute timed presentations, great for giving attendees a brief glimpse into an idea, project, or program.
- Panelist: You will participate as one of a group of panelists answering moderated questions (shared with you before the conference) related to the conference theme.
- Virtual poster: posters based on some aspect of the conference theme will be produced electronically.
The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 31. Please submit your proposal using our online form and remember to include:
- An indication of the presentation type (full, lightning, panel, or virtual poster)
- The presentation title plus a brief abstract (max 250 words) describing the presentation, OR, if proposing to be a panelist, a brief rationale (max 250 words) for your participation
- Contact details (name, library, position, telephone number and email address) for each speaker
- A brief (max 50 word) biography for each speaker
For questions or comments, please contact Janet Goosney, NLLA Conference Program Committee Chair.
There is also a bursary available for this year’s conference, if presenters need financial assistance to attend!