Internet Librarian International – Call for Speakers
Deadline: 8 April 2011
Navigating the New Normal – Strategies for Success
We are now in a time best characterised as the “New Normal”. The new normal isn’t just about austere budgets or doing more with less – it’s also about new technologies. The new normal is having library patrons, users, customers and clients who know as much or more about technology than we do. It’s about partnerships and transparency, about new ways to develop and disseminate knowledge, about the increasing importance of communication skills, about opening up access to information, data, and knowledge.
Internet Librarian International 2011 invites participation from a wide range of professionals and from all over the world to share their experiences about information services in this new normal environment. What strategies have been successful? What have information professionals done to re-think and re-vitalise their libraries, information departments, and organisations?
We seek dynamic speakers from all types of libraries – public, academic, commercial or government – as well as those outside a traditional library setting, such as web designers, content evaluators, portal creators, ‘shambrarians’, systems professionals and independent researchers.
Share your success stories. Tell us what lessons you’ve learned if things didn’t turn out quite as expected. What strategies work best? Help others rethink and recharge in our new normal environment by presenting at Internet Librarian International.
Possible topics fall under the following headings – visit the website to see detailed suggestions for a wide range of topics under each of the main themes:
- Resource Management
- Managing in the new normal future
- Using the internet for research and reference
- Web design
- Innovative projects, services and tools
How do I participate?
If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas at http://www.internet-librarian.com/CallforSpeakers.shtml. The deadline for submissions is 8 April 2011.
The advisory committee will review all submissions and you will be notified in early May. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a free registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a drinks reception.
We’re looking forward to receiving your ideas and suggestions by the deadline of 8 April 2011.