October 21-23 preconference workshops October 20 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Call for Speakers

Catalysts: Building Smart Campuses, Companies & Communities


Submit Your Proposal

Deadline is March 17

Libraries are all about action. No more waiting for citizens, students, researchers, business folks or faculty to come to them, libraries create innovative programs and services that are integrated, catalytic converters for individuals or groups – large or small. Libraries are exploring artificial intelligence to deal with big data and pinpoint insights; using sensors and other “internet of things” devices to improve and extend their services and programs; tracking and sharing applications of smart technology with their campuses, organizations and neighborhoods. Internet Librarians are never, however, losing sight of people by engaging those who inhabit their campuses and communities, building amazing trusted partnerships with diverse groups, and using data collected through smart connected campuses and communities. Libraries are definitely at the center as catalysts and anchors of smart environments – working to solve some of the world’s largest challenges -- and Internet Librarians are the driving force!

Internet Librarians have been reaching out as never before to their various communities whether they are indigenous people, investment bankers, students, government policy makers, families, researchers, lawyers or doctors, and providing an array of services to these communities through numerous channels: bricks and mortar libraries, buses, digital platforms, classrooms, makerspaces, face to face, and more. Now Internet Librarians are going beyond these amazing roles and service programs as Catalysts: Building Smart Campuses, Companies & Communities. Be there as we hear from extraordinary librarians and their colleagues; look at new smart models; test new and emerging technology; measure and communicate the impact of exciting new products and services they are creating and the groups and suppliers with whom they are partnering.

Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, building solid connections to the Internet of Things, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Internet Librarian 2019 provides attendees with lots of opportunities to meet and hear from leading “movers and shakers” in the information industry in all types of environments – leaders in the information industry are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, creating new learning and discovery areas with makerspaces, building strong collaborative communities among their customers, colleagues, and partners, as well as using new technologies in exciting ways. This conference encourages you to bring and share your ideas and champion new practices – this is where ideas and action come together, catalysts are born, and where innovation ignites.

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than thirty years, is pleased to announce the 23rd annual Internet Librarian – the ONLY conference for information professionals who are using, developing, and embracing Internet and Web-based strategies in their roles as information architects and navigators, webmasters and web managers, content evaluators and curators, digital managers, developers and integrators, taxonomists, searchers, community builders and managers, information providers, trainers, guides, and more. This comprehensive conference and exhibition offers a wide-ranging program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, researchers, content managers, curators and information specialists.

Conference Topics

Internet Librarian 2019 caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge with five simultaneous tracks, including Internet@Schools, plus many workshop and networking opportunities.

This year’s tracks encompass such topics as: Discovery & Navigation, Makerspace Strategies & Creative Services, Leading Edge Tools & Technologies, Integrating Digital & Print Collections, Ebooks, User Experience, Curating Digital Assets, Inspiring Innovation, Web Presence Development & Management, Enterprise Trends, Social Media & Networking, Streaming Media, Finding & Collaborating with New Community Partners, Content Management and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and focus on practical applications, new tools and techniques, case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. Please consider sending us a proposal to speak. Following is a list of some topics we hope to cover, but don’t let this list limit your imagination! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Inspiring Connections & Partnerships
  • IoT: Internet of Things
  • ROI Tips & Tools for Libraries
  • Customer Engagement & Service
  • Action for Impact – Case Studies
  • Innovation & Excellence in Libraries
  • Attention-Grabbing Engagement Strategies
  • Facilitating Knowledge Sharing & Learning
  • Business Practices for Library Excellence
  • Revolutionizing Roles & Services
  • Makerspaces & Libraries Creative Community Connections
  • Creative Funding of Tech Initiatives
  • Web Publishing
  • Information Discovery
  • Leading Edge Technologies & Libraries
  • Integrating Content for Creative Products
  • Streamlining User Online Experiences
  • User Generated Content & Services
  • New Roles for Info Pros
  • Leading Edge Digital Library Practices
  • Mobile Campuses & Communities
  • Improving Digital Info Flows & Access
  • Identifying & Working with Information Partners
  • Usability & Web Site Functionality
  • Navigating & Search Tools
  • Social Media Strategies & Practices
  • Semantic Web Strategies & Applications
  • New Workspace/place Concepts & Cases
  • Next Generation Ebook Strategies & Policies
  • Designing for Web Devices & Appliances
  • Knowledge Management Strategies
  • Distance Learning Technologies
  • Navigating Strategies & Techniques
  • Integrating K-12 Curriculum & Net Technology
  • Web Development Tools & Techniques
  • Magic Sauce Recipes for Library Success
  • Smart Campuses, Cities & Companies
  • New Funding Strategies & Practices
  • Empowering Conversations
  • What’s Next for the Successful Library?
  • Smart Libraries & Practices
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Tech Tools for Collaboration
  • Impact & Value for Libraries
  • Harnessing Social Media
  • Digital Strategies & Practices
  • Mobile & Libraries
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital Content Curation
  • Managing Devices & Gadgets
  • Content Streaming
  • Social Media Apps for Libraries
  • Discovery Platforms
  • Tips for Web Redesign
  • Creating & Testing New Ideas
  • New & Converging Technologies
  • Search Engine Nuts & Bolts
  • Hot Trends for Internet Librarians
  • Podcasting & Videocasting - Tips
  • Cool Video Applications
  • Shifting Roles & Strategies
  • Intranet Politics & Web Teams
  • Search Engine Tips
  • Cutting Edge Tech & Apps
  • Negotiating for E-resources
  • Visual Interfaces
  • Elearning Tips & Tools
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Digital Library Services & Archiving
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Building Customer Relationships



How to Submit a Proposal

If you would like to participate in Internet Librarian 2019 as a speaker or workshop leader, please complete the submission form here.

Or contact the Program Chair at the email address listed below as soon as possible (deadline extended to March 17, 2019). Include the following brief details of your proposed presentation: title, abstract, a few sentences of biographical information that relate to the topic, and full contact information (job title, address, e-mail, phone & fax) for you and any co-presenters. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing/Review Committee and notification regarding acceptance will be made by June.

Jane I. Dysart, Program Chair
Dysart & Jones Associates
phone: 416/903-9306
email: jane@dysartjones.com

Organizing/Review Committee
Susan Broman, Los Angeles Public Library
Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan
David Lee King, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Brian Pichman, Evolve Project
Marydee Ojala, Editor, Online Searcher
Donna Scheeder, Library Strategies International
Jeff Wisniewski, University of Pittsburgh



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