Monday, November 15, 2010

Handheld Librarian 4 Online Conference: Call for Program Proposals!

TAP Information Services and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related to the topic of mobile library services for the online Handheld Librarian 4 conference to be held online February 23 and 24, 2011.

The Handheld Librarian 4 (HHLib4) conference will feature interactive, live online sessions and links to recorded events following the conference. HHLib4 is interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving, and future issues in mobile library services. This year, HHLib4 will feature a program track with presentations by graduate library students. These include but are not limited to the following program tracks:

  • ebooks
  • location-based social networking
  • augmented reality
  • twitter
  • apps
  • device and OS trends
  • QR codes
  • reference
  • mobile trend spotting
  • mobile technologies impacting society
  • web/app development best practices

Proposal Submissions:
Submit your proposal by completing the webform at by December 1, 2010. Online presentations may be conducted in one of four formats:

  • a 45-minute live online session (i.e. synchronous webcast)
  • a 15 minute student presentation ***
  • a 10 minute live online session or
  • a pre-recorded presentation (i.e. narrated web tour or slides).
You will be notified by January 15, 2011 if your proposal has been accepted. Conference registration fees are waived for speakers. Presenters Are Expected To:

  • Conduct your session using Adobe Connect (computer, Internet, mic required)
  • Provide a digital photo of yourself for the conference website
  • Respond to questions from attendees
  • Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal. If you have questions, please contact:

Lori Bell,
Tom Peters, TAP Information Services,
Susan Manning, LearningTimes,

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