Are you a tech savvy librarian using new technologies in innovative ways? Adapting existing technologies to reach user needs? Here is an opportunity to share your innovations with your colleagues, library administrators, and others at ACRL 14th National Conference, March 12-15, 2009, in Seattle! Grab your 20 minutes of fame and educate others – submit a proposal for a Cyber Zed Shed presentation.
The ACRL 14th National Conference Innovations Committee is looking for proposals that document technology-related innovations in every area of the library. Whether you are teaching in a classroom, answering questions from patrons; acquiring, cataloging, processing or preserving materials; or providing other services, we're interested! We invite you to submit your most innovative proposal to help us make Seattle the site of a truly groundbreaking conference!
Cyber Zed Shed presentations are 20 minutes in length, with fifteen minutes to present a demonstration, and five additional minutes for audience Q&A. Presentations should document technology-related innovations in academic and research libraries. A computer, data projector, screen, and microphone will be provided in the Cyber Zed Shed theater. You will be responsible for bringing all other equipment required for your demonstration, except as agreed to in advance.
Cyber Zed Shed presentations will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 in the Cyber Zed Shed theater, adjacent to the exhibit floor in Seattle.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals must be submitted via the online proposal form at https://marvin.foresightint.com/surveys/Tier1Survey/ACRL/284. Please have the following information ready at the time you submit your proposal:
- Contact information
- How does this technology make you and/or your library more effective, efficient, or productive? (200 word limit)
- Describe your innovative application of technology as it applies to libraries. (200 word limit)
- What technology will you require for your presentation? Please list all equipment, software, and connections you will need/bring for your demonstration.
- Time slot preference (Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon).
Proposals must be submitted by Friday, December 12, 2008 (midnight CST).
Applicants will be notified via e-mail in January 2009.
Visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/seattle/program/cyberzedshed.cfm for complete details. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312-280-2522.