IOLUG Fall 2016 Conference Seeking Proposals by September 2

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 28, 2016

The IOLUG (Indiana Online Users Group) Program Committee is inviting proposals around the theme of proving the value and worth of the library. This year’s conference will take place on Friday, October 21, on the Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus in Indianapolis. The theme is “Let Our Powers Combine: Engage. Partner. Inspire”.

Consider the following questions when brainstorming proposal topics. How can we join together to increase awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals in the academic, public, and online settings? Specifically, how are you demonstrating the value of your library? What emerging technologies are you using to display your contribution to your institution or community either online or in person? How can we work together to inspire a spirit of advocacy? We encourage presentations that are practical, hands-on, and include take-awayable tools, techniques, and strategies that librarians can implement to improve their resources and services for students, patrons, faculty, and others.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas.

  • promoting open educational resources (OER) and affordable learning materials
  • analytics and metrics
  • supporting diversity
  • improving service delivery and job performance
  • implementing digital media
  • new library initiatives
  • innovation and community engagement
  • leadership

Please specify in your proposal whether users will be expected to bring their own devices, or if you will need the use of a computer lab.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, September 2. To do so, click here. You can get ideas from previous conferences here.

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