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  • 1. Creating Conference Workshop Proposals andPresentationsCourtney Mlinar, HPD Library
  • 2. Call for Presenters0 Theme0 Impact0 Influencing Change0 Deadline0 Criteria
  • 3. Reviewers0 3-5 person panel0 Members of Section or Association0 May use blind, peer-review process0 Matching criteria0 Popular topics0 Collaboration opportunities
  • 4. Types of Presentations:0 Contributed Papers0 Lightning Rod presentations0 Panel Sessions0 Pre-conference Sessions0 Roundtables0 Virtual Conference Webcasts0 Workshops
  • 5. Contributed Papers:0 ~2,500 word paper due before conference0 Structured Abstract0 Presentation ~20 minutes to argue paper
  • 6. Lightning Rod Presentations0 ~15 minutes0 Abstract0 Usually Technology-oriented
  • 7. Brick and ClickLightning Rod Sessionshttp://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/formats.htm
  • 8. Technology Petting ZoosFlorida Library Association:http://www.flalib.org/conference_2012/technology_petting_zoo_application.pdf
  • 9. Panel Sessions0 ~3 member panels0 Usually multi-disciplinary or multi-library0 Changes that make an impacthttp://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/alaertbooklist-author-forum-literary-fiction-panel
  • 10. Pre-Conference Sessions0 Extra $$$0 Experienced Speaker or Training CV0 Half or Full Day Sessions0 Theme tie-in
  • 11. Workshops0 ~ 3 hours0 Hands-on0 Activities0 Interaction0 Outcomes
  • 12. Example:LITA pre-conference sessionshttp://www.ala.org/lita/conferences/annual/2012ALA pre-conference sessionshttp://www.alaannual.org/content/preconferences
  • 13. Roundtables0 Informal group discussions0 Experienced facilitators0 Association officers0 Theme / Topichttp://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees/acr-ncrt?year=2011
  • 14. Virtual Conference Webcasts0 ~45 minutes0 Organization provides training on software0 Popular topics0 ALA ignitehttp://www.alaannual.org/content/programs-meetings0 Handheld Librarianhttp://www.handheldlibrarian.org/s1t2/
  • 15. Example: Call for ParticipationACRL 2013http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/4154Look for Controlled Vocabulary…
  • 16. Interactivity Tools0 Twitter: create a hashtag #TEDMEDhttp://www.twitter.com0 Poll Everywherehttp://www.polleverywhere.com/0 Turning Point (need clickers)http://www.turningtechnologies.com/audienceresponseproducts/pollingsoftware/?knc-google&gclid=CIDyvJvtua8CFQid7QodvXkZlQ0 Flipcharts0 Whiteboards0 Sticky Notes
  • 17. K.I.S.S.0 Don’t read your slides- keywords only0 Credit images (not Microsoft Office clip art or your own pics)0 Avoid swirling, sparkling text0 Text-limit to 3 font types0 Graphs ok- but follow-up with summary slide
  • 18. Always Recap the Story
  • 19. Provide Contact info:Courtney Mlinarcm1470@nova.edu954-262-3121http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?searchfrom=header&q=courtney+mlinar