ili2012 Internet Librarian International 2012

Oct. 29, - Oct. 31, 2012
Location: Olympia London England London,

Internet Librarian International 2012 - Call for Speakers
Internet Librarian International is the innovation and technology conference for information professionals. The conference attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world.
Internet Librarian International 2012 will take place at Olympia in London 30-31 October (with pre-event workshops scheduled for 29 October).We invite participation from a wide range of professionals - new and established - from all over the world to share their experiences of developing and delivering innovative information services. We seek dynamic speakers from all types of libraries - public, academic, government, national or commercial - as well as those working outside a 'traditional' library setting.
Share your success stories. Tell us what lessons you've learned if things didn't turn out quite as expected. This is your chance to help others to rethink and recharge, and to benefit from the insights of others.
Re-imagine, Renew, Reboot: Innovating for Success
This year the conference will focus on how information and library professionals are successfully delivering innovative products and services to ever more demanding customers in a fast-changing technology landscape. Library patrons, users and customers now expect access to information wherever they are, on a variety of devices. Budgets remain under pressure. Access to information, data and knowledge is becoming more open and transparent, with partnerships and new social media contexts expanding knowledge sharing in new and surprising ways.
With all this going on, librarians need to stay at the leading edge of service provision. What innovative and imaginative solutions can make a real impact on our ability to serve our customers and our institutions? Share your experiences with your peers at Internet Librarian International.
Possible topics fall under the following headings. Visit the website to see detailed suggestions for a wide range of topics under each of the main themes:

  • Meeting the 'everything everywhere' demands of customers
  • New/innovative uses of technology
  • Managing and maximising resources
  • Redesigning services and products
  • Using the internet for research and reference
  • Marketing the service and reaching new audiences
  • Educating and mentoring users
  • Career opportunities - new skills and new roles
  • Ideas for full or half day workshops

What our delegates said about Internet Librarian International 2011

"I attended really interesting sessions, met great people and had engaging discussions."
"It's inspiring to have such innovative and creative people in our profession who are willing to spend their time researching new technology and sharing with us all."
"Keynotes were terrific - thought-provoking"
"Both keynotes were fantastic. The speakers provided robust examples and were extremely accomplished and articulate."

How do I participate?
If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas here.

The deadline for submissions is 12 April 2012.
The advisory committee will review all submissions and you will be notified in May 2012. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a free registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a drinks reception.

We're looking forward to receiving your suggestions and ideas.
Val Skelton - Programme Director
Katherine Allen - Conference Director

Please note that the expenses of attending Internet Librarian International (including travel, accommodation, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the presenter. By submitting your proposal, you acknowledge that you accept this financial responsibility.