Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Conference at Princeton, 2010

Call for Proposals – Deadlines Extended
Program proposals are now due on October 16, 2009.
Poster Session proposals are due on December 22, 2009.

The 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action, will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ. The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) is a biennial event that serves as a regional meeting for library staff members to discuss diversity issues, especially issues common to the host region's culture.

The 2010 NDLC Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference. Proposal submission details are listed below.
Suggested Topics/Tracks

Conference presentations are sought in all areas of diversity, including but not limited to, the following:
* Workplace: administration and management; recruitment and retention; leadership; continuing education; mentoring; organizational culture; office environment; budgeting; motivation; staff skill development; cross-training; usability.
* User services: reference; collections; programming; health education; assessment; instructional design; marketing; collaborations; community spaces/learning spaces; outreach; the Library as a Place; customer service; consumerization; usability.
* Technology: emerging technologies; technology services; social networking; teaching and learning; innovations; online learning; core competencies; Library 2.0; YouTube; digitization; open source; visual media; web-based collaborative software; learning 2.0, SecondLife; widgets/applications/mashups; virtual libraries/scan on demand.

Presentation Formats

Presentations may take one of the following formats:
* Individual presentation
* Poster session - Deadline for submissions December 22, 2009
* Panel session

Submission Guidelines

Proposals which include all of the following will be considered:
* Name and contact information for principal contact (if more than one person will be presenting);
* Complete contact information for all speakers: include name, title, employer or affiliation, email address, telephone/fax numbers;
* Title of proposed program;
* Program theme;
* Program format;
* A brief (100 words or less) description of the program for conference program purposes;
* A detailed description (up to 500 words) for proposal submission review;
* At least three learning outcomes;
* Audiovisual/equipment requirements (if any); and
* Biographical statement of the presenter(s) (up to 50 words per presenter).

Program Proposal submission deadline: October 16, 2009.
Poster Session Proposal deadline: December 22, 2009

Notifications for programs will be made by early December, 2009.
Selection Criteria

All proposals will be peer reviewed. Successful proposals will:
* Identify critical diversity issues that will be treated in the program;
* Demonstrate how the audience will be engaged in program;
* Have a high degree of relevance to the projected conference attendees;
* Contain program content that can be re-purposed for continued discussion after the conference;
* Be unique and innovative or raise issues that have not yet been widely examined; and
* Have its foundation in recognized diversity research and/or statistics or presents new research and/or statistics

How to Submit Proposals

Submit proposals by email (Word document or PDF attachment) to ndlc2010 (at) Princeton (dot) EDU; Please also direct questions about the conference to this address (you will be required to confirm that you are sending a message to this email address).

Program proposal submission deadline: October 16, 2009.
Deadline for poster session proposals: December 22, 2009.
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H/t to Mary Medjo for passing on the information!

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