Call for Proposals - National Diversity in Libraries Conference

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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


User services

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)


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