Super Conference 2018: Call for Proposals!

OLA Super Conference: Fearless By Design (Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2018)

The OLA Special Libraries Committee invites session proposals from librarians, information professionals, and knowledge workers in the special libraries community.

The theme of the 2017 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference is “Fearless by Design”.

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Who’s all in? We are!

Are you coming to the OLA Super Conference 2017 and not sure where to start? Check out these sessions below, and don’t forget to attend the iSchool alumni reception or FIMS alumni reception on February 2nd!

If you’re a special librarian or non-traditional information professional, these sessions are for you:

Day 1 – February 1 

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OLA Super Conference 2016: Call For Proposals! Sessions wanted from Special Libraries and Information Professions

LegoThe theme of the 2016 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference is Library Lab: The Idea Incubator. The OLA Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) invites session proposals from librarians, information professionals, records and knowledge managers, and other professionals from special library environments.

“This year’s theme explores the unique position of libraries to harness creative energy and incubate ideas. Our communities are brimming with fresh ideas, entrepreneurial start-ups, and experimental partnerships. Libraries serve as environments that catalyze exploration, breed experimentation and encourage curiosity.”

Special libraries, corporate information centres, and other unique information settings have a distinctive understanding of what is required to transform ideas into working solutions. The collaborating over ideas, solutions, and creative problem-solving efforts are what this theme represents.

OLA Super Conference
January 27-30, 2016
Submit your proposal here: http://proposalspace.com/calldetails/485
Submission deadline is Tuesday, May 19th.

We encourage you to submit session proposals that outline fresh thinking, innovation and creativity. Suggestions and ideas for session topics could include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Evaluating technology
  • Employing your MLIS skills-set in a non-library organization
  • Marketing services to non-users
  • Collaboration with non-library staff within your organization
  • Effective grant-writing
  • Tracking performance metrics
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Policy writing and approval
  • Success stories at your organization
  • Purchasing models and negotiation
  • Matching technology to user communities
  • Working well with IT
  • Influencing in position of no authority
  • Why should the boss listen to me?
  • Advocacy for non-librarians
  • Collaborative service delivery in virtual work environments
  • Future of information services in corporate libraries
  • Dealing with contracts
  • How to get into management
  • Budgeting with limited resources
  • Shoestring professional development
  • Promoting volunteering opportunities
  • Library startup 101

Submit your proposal herehttp://proposalspace.com/calldetails/485
The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 19th. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Zack Osborne, OLA-SLC Planner (zosborne@ocls.ca).

Thanks,
-Zack


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OLA Special Libraries Committee Super Conference 2015: Call For Proposals

The theme of the 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference is “Think It. Do It!” The OLA Special Libraries Committee invites session proposals from librarians, information professionals, and knowledge workers from the special libraries community.

“This year’s theme focuses on creativity, the creative process, and the hard work that that implies!  It’s not enough to have creative ideas – we need to have the gumption to realize those ideas in practical terms. We need to be able to transform our ideas into solutions.”

Special libraries, corporate information centres, and other unique information settings have a distinctive understanding of what is required to transform ideas into working solutions. Productivity and the action steps we make towards realizing an innovative solution are what this theme is all about.

OLA Super Conference: Think it. Do it!
January 28-30, 2015
Submit your proposal here
Submission deadline is Friday, May 16th.

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