Call for ILA 2014 Program Proposals


The 2014 ILA Annual Conference theme, Kickstarting Connections, Creativity, Community, focuses on how libraries align ideas, passion, and commitment to cultivate connections and create imaginative approaches, methods, and/or library services across Illinois communities.  Actively share ideas by submitting a conference proposal and kickstart the conversation!

The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals that enhance relationships and demonstrate connections between libraries and their patrons, partners, other libraries or communities; proposals that stimulate imagination, foster creativity and ingenuity; proposals that engage communities and demonstrate leadership for libraries of every size and every type.  Whether you are in an academic, special, school, or public library; a human resources, marketing, facilities, or law professional; or in a rural or city library serving a large or small population, we ask you to consider submitting a proposal.  Please consider collaborating and partnering with each other to truly demonstrate connections.

Consider submitting proposals that go above and beyond the basics. Libraries interested in facilitating a hands-on experience(s) for conference attendees should indicate this in a program proposal. Use your imagination to kickstart connections, creativity and community!

Proposals for participation in Poster Sessions, the Maker Showcase, and Author Showcase will be accepted at a later date.

Become catalysts for the larger world and kickstart strategies to connect and create Illinois library services for communities large and small. Attend the 2014 ILA Annual Conference at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL, on October 14 -16, 2014.

Proposals are due February 28, 2014.

Click here to submit your program abstract.

If you have an idea for ILA 2014, but aren’t sure how you can get others involved, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do to help get the ball rolling!

Thanks and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Brooke Sievers

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