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[InetBib] The ALA International Relations Round Table Preconference Committee invites proposals for Innovative Library Services and Programs in Digital Era – An International Perspective

Call for Presentations for the ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT) 

Deadline: January 30, 2013

Innovative Library Services and Programs in Digital Era – An International 

The American Library Association, IRRT Preconference Committee invites 
proposals for presentations at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on June 28, 
2013. The IRRT Preconference provides a forum for librarians interested in 
international librarianship to discuss current state of librarianship in the 
United. The preconference also offers a platform to showcase best practices in 
creative use of emerging technologies, international collaboration, and library 
advocacy from a global perspective. 

This year, the IRRT Preconference is inviting presentation proposals that 
address important issues, trends, and strategies that contribute to the 
understanding of the transformation of 21th century libraries along with the 
emerging technology. Of particular interest for this year’s preconference are 
case studies of innovative programs and services that address the digital and 
technology divides with an international perspective. The following topics are 
suggested for presenters to consider, but other topics pertaining to the theme 
are welcome:

·       Design and creation of a digital library

·       Budget reallocation and procurement for digital resources

·       Open access options  

·       Implementation of open source software for small libraries

·       Practice of mobile technology to support libraries

·       Use of Social media to promote library services

·       Preservation and access to local culture and oral history

·       Enhance sister libraries programs through technology


In the proposal, please provide:

1.     Title of the presentation

2.     Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page or 300 words)

3.     Name, title of position, and affiliation of the presenter(s)

4.     Contact information (e-mail address and phone number)

5.     Brief biographical statement of the presenter(s)’ credentials

Please submit your proposal to tzou@xxxxxxxx and 
STEFANIE.HAVELKA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx no later than January 30, 2013. All proponents 
will be notified by February 28, 2013.

The IRRT Preconference will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 in conjunction 
with the ALA Annual Conference (June 27– July 2, 2013) in Chicago.  It will be 
a half-day program from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Up to six presenters will be 
selected. Each presenter is expected to give 15 minutes of presentation 
followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.  All presenters are encouraged to submit a copy 
of PowerPoint slides or full length paper by May 1, 2013, to be included in the 
preconference packets and published on the IRRT web site after the conference. 

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