Call for Proposals

Library 2.016: Library as Classroom

This online and participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the research and work that you do every day around the library as a formal and informal creative classroom.

Sessions slots are 30 minutes long, and the suggested presentation time is 20 minutes maximum, with 5 minutes of Q&A, and then 5 minutes for attendees to switch session rooms to attend the next session. Please plan on not exceeding 25 minutes total presentation including Q+A time.

Call for Proposals Opens April 1st, 2016

Everyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal. 

Proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting April 1st, 2016. The number of sessions will be limited, so you are encouraged to get your proposal in early! If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. Early proposal submission and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation.

The deadline to submit presentation proposals is May 31st, but sessions slots may fill before that time. 

The Process:

Your presentation proposal, once submitted, will be listed on the Library 2.0 website, with the opportunity for members of this network to view, comment on, and/or "like" your presentation proposal. This will give you and the other members of this site the chance to share ideas and to make connections before, during, and after the conference. Additionally, it will allow us to gauge the popularity of your topic or approach. It is our intention that all serious proposals be given the opportunity to be presented.

Presentation Guidelines:

Presentations should be at least 15 minutes in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within 25 minutes. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). There is training information available for you at http://www.library20.com/page/training. Training is mandatory, and presenters are responsible for attending the training and being prepared to present in the conference platform. 

All presentations will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. For more information, please visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). By submitting to present, you are agreeing to these terms.

Presentations must be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at steve@hargadon.com.


How to Submit Your Proposal:


Please follow these instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to make sure your presentation proposal is submitted correctly. You must be signed up on the Library 2.0 network and logged in to submit your proposal. 

1VERY IMPORTANTJoin the conference presenters group to receive general emails for those who have submitted proposals.

2. Copy the following text (highlight and ctrl-c on your computer):

Your Name and Title:

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Language in Which You Will Present:

Target Audience(s):

Short Session Description (one line):

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

3. Click here to open a new forum discussion post. You must use this link or your proposal will not be in the correct place and will not be visible to conference administrators.

4. Title your discussion post with the title of your proposed session.

5. Paste the template text (ctrl-v) into the body of the forum discussion post.

6. Fill in the session information according to the template. If you separate your answers with a blank line and bold the questions, it will make your proposal easier to read.

7. In the Category drop-down field, make sure it indicates Library 2.016: Classroom - Submitted Proposals. If it does not, please select this value.

8. Click the Add Discussion button to submit your proposal.

You are able to modify your proposal after it has been saved and up until the time of the close of submissions, which is May 31st. If you do modify your proposal after it has been accepted, that will place it back into the "submission" category and you will need to email steve@hargadon.com to place it back in the "accepted" category.

Acceptances:

Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis starting April 1st and ending May 31st. If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. Early submission and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. 

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