Library Marketing and Communications Conference 2015

I found this via The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries:

Library Marketing and Communications Conference

Dallas, TX, Nov 3–4, 2015

Held at the Crowne Plaza Dallas NearGalleria–Addison

Organized by the Library Marketing and Communications Group

Sponsored by Amigos Library Services

Propose to Speak by July 15.

Register by July 30 to get the Earlybird rate of only $275.

(That rate includes breakfast and lunch, plus drink/snack breaks on both days! Please book your hotel room through the conference website to ensure that you get all the discounts we’ve arranged:

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YALSA opens proposals for 2014 symposium — due Nov. 1, 2013

Teen librarians take note — YALSA is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium. Info from the ALA news release:

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, to be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas.


YALSA invites interested parties to propose 90-minute programs centering on the theme, as well as paper presentations offering new, unpublished research relating to the theme. Applications for all proposals can be found at  (click “Propose a Paper/Program”). Proposals for programs and paper presentations must be completed online by Nov. 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their proposals’ status the week of Jan. 12, 2014.

More info at


There’s still time for LITA proposals

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is still accepting innovative and creative proposals for the 2014 Annual American Library Association Conference. Proposals are due by August 25, 2013.

We’re looking for programs that can scale to all library types, inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

Some successful topics in 2013 included Gamifying Your Library; Makerspaces; MOOCs. Some topics we are interested in are: Data Management & Curation; Responsive Web Design; Homegrown Technology Tools.

How do you submit? Click here!

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PR Forum 2012: Implementing new technologies @ your library

From ALA News:

Tom Peters, assistant dean for strategic initiatives at Illinois State University, will speak at the 2012 PR Forum from 8-10 a.m., June 24, at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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