Library Hacks: New Roles, New Tech, New Spaces

The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Fall 2014 IOLUG program: “Library Hacks: New Roles, New Tech, New Spaces” on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Indiana Wesleyan in Indianapolis, IN. The deadline for proposals is Friday, September 5th, 2014 Get some inspiration from previous years’ sessions on the IOLUG Website.

Whether it be changes to our roles as librarians, changes in the technology we use to perform our jobs and that we teach our patrons how to use, or changes to our very library environments, the Library is a constantly changing and evolving entity. Our Fall Program theme is “Library Hacks: New Roles, New Tech, New Spaces,” and the IOLUG Program Committee is interested in hearing about ways that you “hack” the way you perform your role, how you design your spaces, or how you find and utilize emerging technologies. What new ideas are you implementing to make you or your library more relevant and engaging to those you serve?

The committee is particularly interested in proposals that address:

Grassroots approaches to doing things differently

New Library Spaces – changing/adapting/modifying your physical or digital systems


Innovation and innovative ideas

Digital Literacy

Hacking Librarianship – new roles/philosophies/opportunities

Emerging Technologies – how we use and find them to educate ourselves and/or our patrons

Library Collaborations – with community organizations, other departments on campuses, other schools or academic institutions, etc.

User Experience or User-Oriented Design

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Media Center Innovations


Submit your proposal using the online form by Friday, September 5th.

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