Call for Proposals - National Diversity in Libraries Conference
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.
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
reference; collections; programming; assessment; instructional design; marketing; collaborations; community spaces/learning spaces; outreach; the Library as a Place; customer service; consumerization; usability
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, second life; widgets/applications/mashups; virtual libraries/scan on demand
• Individual presentation
• Poster session
• Panel session
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).
Proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2009.
Notifications will be made by early December, 2009.
The 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
Submit proposals by email (Word document or PDF attachment) to ndlc2010@Princeton.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). Proposal submission deadline: October 2, 2009.
The NDLC 2010 Planning Committee members are:
Valerie Bell (Ocean County (NJ) Library)
Trevor A. Dawes (Princeton University)
Lila Fredenburg (Rutgers University)
Steve Garwood (Princeton University)
Susan A Hajdas-Sikorski (Princeton University)
Allan Kleiman (South Plainfield (NJ) Public Library)
Colleen Major (Columbia University)
Jerome Offord, Jr (OCLC)
Linda Oppenheim (Princeton University)
Mark Puente (ARL)
Liza Scherff-Nesarikar (Princeton University)