Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Library 2.012 conference. The conference will be held entirely online in multiple languages and countries from October 3-5, 2012. There are six diverse subject strands, and everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal.

Proposals will be accepted from June 15 - September 15, 2012. However, we encourage you to submit your proposal before the September deadline because earlier acceptance will give you the most flexibility in scheduling your presentation time during this two-day conference. You may submit more than one proposal, but we will give priority to providing as many presenters the chance to present as possible, before accepting additional proposals from a particular presenter. There is a post-deadline submission process, giving you an additional week to submit your presentation proposal. Post-deadline submissions must be received by September 22, 2012, and will be considered only after the full review of those submitted on time. Acceptances will be contingent on available conference time slots and given in order of submission date.

Your presentation proposal, once submitted, will be listed on the Library 2.012 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.

Final presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). Presenters will be responsible for familiarizing themselves with the web conferencing platform. We will send you recorded training, as well as provide live training sessions where you can ask questions. To practice, you can also sign up for the Collaborate trial room. Information is at:

All presentations will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. For more information, please visit: By submitting to present, you are agreeing to these terms.

Presentations are to be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at

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. 

1. VERY 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.

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

5. Copy 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, choose "Library 2.012 Conference Submissions"

8. In the tags field, use the strand tag code for the strand to which you are submitting your proposal. (For example, the strand tag code for the "Libraries" strand is "2.012Libraries." Note if not entered correctly, your session will be invisible in searches. See the strand codes HERE.)

9. Click the "Save" button

You are able to modify your proposal after it has been saved and up until the time of the close of submissions, which is September 15. 

Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis starting June 30 and ending September 20. 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 submittals and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. The final conference program will be available online September 20.