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Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Educational Webinars

Share your technology knowledge with a LITA Education proposal!

The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience!

Submit a proposal by November 2nd, 2018

to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Spring 2019.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization
  • Privacy and analytics
  • Data librarianship
  • Technology spaces
  • Ethics and access
  • Project management
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Tech design for social justice
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Collection assessment metrics beyond CPU
  • Government information and digital preservation

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. View our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. We will contact you no later than 30 days after your submission to provide feedback.

We’re looking forward to a slate of compelling and useful online education programs for 2019!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

2019 GeoDev Summit

Call for Presenters –
2019 GeoDev Summit at Harrisburg University

Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg University is pleased to announce that the 2nd annual GeoDev Summit will be held at Harrisburg University on Monday March 4th, 2019. 
The Call for Presenters is officially open!
With over 100 registered attendees last year the event exceeded our expectations and our follow-up survey results were overwhelmingly positive.  The value of this summit is provided entirely by our presenters and sponsors and we had excellent content and support last March!
Remember this summit is technical in nature so presenters are asked to focus on detailed GIS Development topics that allow attendees to watch in depth demonstrations of GIS development solutions and ideally provide hands-on opportunities.  Presenters are asked to submit an abstract and list the technology used so that attendees can be prepared to participate in the sessions.
  • Presenters can choose from a 40 minute (demonstration) or 90 minute (hands-on) session.  
  • To draw in folks who are just getting started with GIS Development we are also looking for “entry level” presentations on topics such as Python, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
  • A reception will immediately follow the closing sessions so that attendees can have additional time to network.
DEADLINE: The Call for Presentations closes on November 21st.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the GeoDev Summit
CLICK HERE to submit a presentation topic/abstract
CLICK HERE to learn about Sponsorship Opportunities

CCLI 2019 – Reimagining Student Success: Approaches That Increase Participation, Representation, and Relevance

CCLI 2019 invites practice and research-based approaches on the inventive, intersecting, and radical ways your instruction has redefined/reimagined student success. In particular, CCLI welcomes proposals that highlight participatory learning, critical information literacy and pedagogy, and approaches that put students at the center of their learning.

Evolving pedagogy and an increased emphasis on assessment have driven librarians to reconfigure their approaches to student success: participation in campus-wide initiatives; rethinking student learning outcomes and assessment; encouraging experimentation and learning that empowers students to take the lead in their own success.


We invite you to submit a proposal in the form of a 60-minute presentation or panel discussion, a 75-minute active learning workshop, or a 5-7 minute lightning talk. We recommend that prospective presenters review our evaluation rubric for presentations and workshops at: https://goo.gl/wQHEV9. Proposals should relate to the conference theme, clearly outline the session, and be timely and applicable to librarians. For presentations and workshops, please also include 2-3 learning outcomes, as well as detail on how you plan to incorporate active learning into your session.

Examples of specific questions that could be addressed are:

·         What methods do you use to place students at the center of their learning?

·         How has the goal of inclusivity altered your teaching practice?

·         What markers of student success do you consider before undertaking a change in your instruction?

·         What approaches have you taken that have helped to shift your campus’s thinking about student success in information literacy?

Please submit your CCLI 2019 proposal at: https://goo.gl/MzLYPY .The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 22. CCLI 2019 will be held at the University of San Francisco on Friday, May 3, 2019.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you! For questions, contact Quincy McCrary (qmccrary@gmail.com) or Irene Korber (ikorber@csuchico.edu).

*** CCLI 2019 – University of San Francisco, May 3 http://www.cclibinstruction.org/

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting on Metadata Automation – ALA Midwinter 2019

New technologies, collaborations, and ways of working have transformed metadata workflows. Have you implemented new tools to streamline your workflows? Are you experimenting with automated approaches to metadata creation? If so, we want to hear from you! Consider submitting your proposal for a 15 minute presentation at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group session, followed by discussion.

Potential topics include:

  • Metadata automation workflows
  • Crowdsourcing metadata
  • Automated transcription
  • Automatic image recognition (e.g. facial/object recognition)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anne Washington (awashington@uh.edu) or Mingyan Li (mli5@uic.edu), ALCTS MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

Please fill out the submission form with your proposal abstract by Friday, November 16, 2018The Metadata Interest Group meeting will take place during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, WA on Sunday, January 27, 2019 8:30-10:00 am.

See this announcement on our blog: http://www.alcts.ala.org/metadatablog/2018/09/call-for-proposals-on-the-topic-of-linked-data-automation/

2019 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Saturday, May 18  – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Timberline Lodge

One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood



Call for Proposals


WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?

·         Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.

·         A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections.

·         A small (capped at 80 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.


WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?

The planning committee is open to Presentations and Table Talks on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management.  Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion, whether the presentation leans more toward the practical “here’s what we did” sessions or toward the more abstract “here’s what we think” sessions. We seek balance in the program by including both the practical and abstract points of view, either from one or two presenters or a panel of presenters. The committee may wish to bring individual proposals together to form panels. For Table Talks, the proposer(s) must be willing to facilitate the talk they propose.


Topics we and/or last year’s attendees are interested in include:

·         Collections analysis projects (e.g., GreenGlass or Gold Rush experiences, altmetrics, etc.)

·         Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)

·         Managing liaison programs

·         New models for selection

·         Sustainable models for publishing/pricing

·         Effective management of collections with constrained resources

·         Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability

·         Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections

·         Negotiation skills and how to use them, including during library-vendor and library-publisher meetings

·         Innovative vendor-librarian relationships and/or partnerships

·         Staffing, training and development, and recruiting issues, challenges, successes (e.g., onboarding new acquisitions and/or collections staff)

·         Using data visualization techniques to tell our stories (e.g., budget, collections, staff successes, etc.)

·         Impacts of Open Access and Open Repositories on acquisitions and collection development

·         Data curation, including Big Data, and management and other new roles for subject and technical services librarians

·         Digital scholarship

·         Public library and/or small academic library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development

The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2018.


Submission proposal form: http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2019-call-for-proposals/


Important Dates

Thu 9/27/18: Call for proposals announced

Mon 12/31/18: Proposals due

Wed 1/16/19: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified

Fri 1/18/19: Presenters confirm commitment to present

Mon 2/4/19: Registration scheduled to open


The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is

Damon Campbell, University of Oregon;

Lindsay Cronk, University of Rochester;

Kristina DeShazo, Oregon Health & Science University;

Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University;

Kim Maxwell, MIT;

Nancy Slight-Gibney, Retired.

LITA Top Tech Trends

We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2019 ALA Midwinter LITA Top Tech Trends program in Seattle, Washington! You may nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the panel of speakers.

Submit your nominations.

The next LITA Top Tech Trends Program will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. During the program, a moderator and several panelists will each discuss trends impacting libraries. LITA encourages participation from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQA+. We also value diverse perspectives on the panel from different types and size of libraries and individuals who can bring a fresh voice.

The submission deadline is October 21, 2018.

Panelists will be selected based on their proposed trends, experience, and overall balance to the panel. View the submission guidelines.

Negotiating Assignment Design & Learning Outcomes for Faculty and Librarians

Save the Date!

Join us for the MILEX Fall Workshop & Meeting:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Loyola University Maryland – Columbia Campus

(Registration forthcoming)

Incorrect or confusing use of library/information literacy jargon in research assignment descriptions. Source requirements not corresponding with resources available.  Incorporating the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in course assignments.  Assessing students’ information literacy skills and knowledge using course assignments.  These are a few of the many challenges librarians face when assisting students with their research assignments while promoting, teaching, and assessing information literacy concepts.  How can we improve communication and collaboration between librarians and faculty when it comes to assignment design?  How can librarians and faculty negotiate our differing expectations with regards to student learning outcomes?  We will view examples of successful librarian-faculty efforts to design and re-design research assignments, and discuss ideas for how to work with “problematic” assignments.

Call for Proposals! (Due October 12th)

Please consider submitting a proposal for one or both of the following:

1.      Short (15-20 minute) presentations about successful collaborations and/or interventions between librarians and faculty related to assignment design or re-design.

2.      Very short (5-minute) sharing of examples of “problem assignments” for group feedback on how to work with faculty and/or the assignment expectations.

Proposals for the 15-20 minute presentations should be a brief paragraph explaining the collaboration or intervention.  The “problem assignment” proposals can be simply a copy of the assignment or a brief description.  Send all proposals by October 12th togcalialotz@harford.edu .

Hope to see you there!

LOEX 2019: Up North: Reflect, Reconnect, & Renew

LOEX 2019: Call for Breakout Session Proposals

47th Annual LOEX Conference
May 9-11, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

You are invited to Minneapolis for LOEX 2019 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians from a wide-variety of locales are exploring their information literacy environment and dealing with the obstacles & opportunities that they are facing along the way.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:
* Lead & Innovate: Blazing New Trails
* Collaboration: The S’more the Merrier
* Strategies for Outreach & Engagement: Navigating the 10,000 Lakes
* Pedagogy & Information Literacy: Jumping into the Deep End
* Facilitating Student Research: Igniting the Flame
* Assessment: Are We There Yet?

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 16, 2018. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 14, 2019.

For more details, please visit http://www.loexconference.org/breakoutproposals.html

ALA ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Full presentations that are accepted are asked to be about 15 minutes long and the accepted light presentations 5-10 minutes long. Audience questions and discussion after the presentations are encouraged. Below are the details:

Theme: Research on Cataloging and Classification and Its Applications within and beyond the Library

Topics include (but not limited to):

o   Classification, categorization and clustering in facilitating resource organization, description and retrieval;

o   Classification schemes, adapting or developing classification systems for describing and classifying digital documents in the library and the web;

o   Application of bibliographic classification principles in working with digital collections and metadata in institutional and digital repositories;

o   Ethical issues in subject analysis and biases in classification schemes, thesauri and other knowledge organization systems;

o   Thesauri in modern information retrieval and automatic text classification;

o   Collaboration with graduate students, faculty and researchers in digital humanities, science and other fields on data curation related projects on campus and beyond;

o   Transforming library bibliographic data from MARC to BIBFRAME, RDA and the Library Reference Model;

o   Communications between technical services, digital initiatives and public services;

o   Semantic web and LOD technologies in working with library data, and cataloger’s responsibilities in the linked data environment.

Please email proposals to the Co-Chairs by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. In your proposal, please include the following:

· Presentation title

· Abstract: 150-300 words

· Amount of time needed to make the presentation

· Names and positions of presenter(s)

· Email address(es) of presenter(s)

We look forward to hearing from you!

CCRIG Co-Chairs, 2018-2019

Sai Deng  sai.deng@ucf.edu

Becky Skeen  becky.skeen@usu.edu

CCRIG Co-Vice Chairs, 2018-2019

Amy B. Bailey  abbailey@indiana.edu

Jianying Shou  jianying.shou@duke.edu

ACRL Instruction Section Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.


Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).