Internet Librarian International 2013 – Call for Speakers

Internet Librarian International 2013 – Call for Speakers

Internet Librarian International is the innovation and technology conference for information professionals. The conference attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world and focuses on the exchange of ideas and experience.

Our focus this year: Smart Solutions to Real Challenges

Internet Librarian International 2013 will take place at Olympia in London on 15 and 16 October (with pre-event workshops scheduled for 14 October). We invite participation from a wide range of professionals from all over the world to share success stories and lessons learned. How are you developing and delivering transformative information services and products? We are looking for speakers and panellists from all types of libraries – public, academic, government, national or commercial – as well as those working outside a ‘traditional’ library setting.

This year the conference will be looking at how innovative information professionals and the services they offer can make a real difference in the lives of clients and end users – whether they are individuals or organisations. This is your chance to share your expertise, make connections and benefit from the insights and experiences of others.

Possible topics fall under the following headings. Visit the website to make your submission:

  • Career opportunities – new skills and new roles
  • Community engagement
  • Delivering high impact services
  • Educating and mentoring users
  • ‘Everything everywhere’
  • Managing and maximising eresources eg e-books
  • Marketing the service and reaching new audiences
  • New and innovative uses of technology
  • Open access, new publishing models and their impact on information services
  • Real-time information provision
  • Reconfiguring the library space
  • Supporting research and innovation
  • The latest search and discovery techniques
  • Transforming services and products
  • Understanding user needs
  • Ideas for full day workshops

How do I participate? If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas here.

Please note that most presentations are no longer than 20 minutes duration.

The deadline for submissions is 12 April 2013.

The advisory committee will review all submissions and you will be notified in May 2013. 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 suggestions and ideas.

Val Skelton - Programme Director
Katherine Allen - Conference Director


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