Call for Proposals – Re-think It: Libraries for a New Age
The UT Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Austin Public Library and Austin Community College Libraries, is excited to co-host the second edition of the conference inaugurated at Grand Valley State University in 2015, Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age. The conference will be held at the University of Texas and other locations in Austin and Central Texas from January 8-10, 2018.
Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age will bring together academic and public librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers, library users, and educators from across the country to discuss, share, learn and collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities that they serve.
Re-think it is accepting submissions for twenty-minute presentations and brief eight-minute lightning round talks that address best practices, case studies, projects, and creative ideas supporting any of the following themes:
- Develop a forward-thinking organizational culture
- Transform physical library spaces and places
- Promote innovative services, programs, or technologies
- Assess and evaluate spaces, services, technologies and programs
- Reflect community values and needs
All proposals should include:
- Proposed program title
- Name of speaker(s)
- Contact information
- Presentation description
Descriptions should be limited to 500 words for presentations and 150 words for lightning round talks.
Submission will be accepted through August 25, 2017.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 2017.