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Submit a Session Proposal for the 2016 MLA Annual Conference!

Thank you for your interest in presenting to our Association!

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed.  


The MLA Annual Conference equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers. A presentation at the conference can have an immediate and lasting impact on local libraries. Please help shape the programs at the MLA 2016 Annual Conference!

 

125 Years and Moving Forward is an opportunity to showcase our successes and share our hopes for the future of library work.  What positive impacts are we having today?  How can we grow into the changing demographics of our state?  What measures can we take as a profession to develop a workforce that reflects those demographics? How can we provide services that honor the needs of our diverse communities? These are just a few of the questions we’d like to discuss as we look ahead together.

 

Have a great idea for an MLA 2016 Annual Conference session that you would like to present or coordinate? Send in a Conference Proposal! Sessions will run 60 minutes—a length appropriate for 1-3 speakers. The format of the presentation may include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, case studies, and/or demonstrations of projects.

 

Follow the links below to learn more and submit a proposal.

Submission deadline for all proposals has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016. - CLOSED

Conference Session Criteria:            


Definition: 

Sessions are 60 minutes, and should cover topics of interest to MLA members. The format of the presentation can include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, case studies, project demonstrations, etc.

 

Conference session proposals will be reviewed for alignment with conference themes, coverage of topics of timeliness and interest to members, and credentials of presenter(s).

 

Criteria for Acceptance: 

Conference session proposals will be reviewed for alignment with conference themes, coverage of topics of timeliness and interest to members, and credentials of presenter(s). 

 

Session Times:  

Thursday, Sept. 29 TBD; Friday, Sept. 30: TBD

 

Questions?

Please contact Program Committee Co-Chairs, Amy Mars or Maggie Snow.

 

Conference Tracks 

Administration & Leadership
  • Advocacy, marketing, and fundraising
  • Library buildings/spaces
  • Human resources and staff development
  • Leadership and management
  • Budgeting
  • Assessment
Authors, Literature, and Cultural Programming
  • Reader’s advisory
  • Legacy programming
  • Book reviewing
  • Poetry
  • Children & Young Adults
  • Programming and instruction
  • Literature and collection development
  • Technology and media
  • Early literacy and storytime
Collection Management & Technical Services
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collection development
  • Preservation
Digital Information & Technologies
  • E-books & e-readers
  • Mobile devices
  • Digital repositories
  • Geolocation
Public Services
  • Outreach
  • Instruction
  • Literacy and learning
  • Reference
  • Circulation
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Information literacy
  • History
Library Trustees & Friends
  • Programming
  • Fundraising

Information You’ll Need to Complete a Proposal:

To help you complete the online proposal form quickly and accurately, please have the following information at hand before you begin:

 

  • Name, phone, and e-mail address of the person submitting the proposal
  • Title of proposed session (a draft is okay)
  • Description of proposed session (250 words or fewer)
  • Target audience for your proposal
  • Level of the material (e.g. beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Anticipated speaker(s) (you don't need all the names now, but please indicate the number of speakers)
  • Indication of most appropriate conference track(s) for this session

 

Important: Please be sure you read the speaker's agreement before completing this form.

 

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