Internet Librarian International 2007 Call for Speakers Closing Soon

Posted on behalf of ILI.

New Realities, Roles and Resources
Internet Librarian International 2007
8-9 October 2007 Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

Call for Speakers
Deadline: 30 March 2007

One week until deadline – submit your proposal now!

Information Today invites proposals for presentations at Internet Librarian International 2007: New Realities, Roles and Resources, taking place at Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK on 8 – 9 October 2007.

They are looking for a mix of papers for conference sessions, workshops and short tutorials with the emphasis on the practical rather than theoretical. They are seeking case studies and proposals about initiatives in your organisation, not product pitches or overviews.

To be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas at

Nine years after the first Internet Librarian International, it is clear that internet technologies have vastly altered our professional and personal lives. The amount and types of information available in digitised form has increased exponentially, presenting information professionals with challenges in finding, analysing, managing, customising and sharing information. The new realities of electronic research affect everything we do. New roles mean we may not call ourselves librarians and new resources change our approach to research.

It’s an exciting, exhilarating, sometimes exhausting world for internet librarians. What has worked in your work environments and what has not? Share your experiences and thoughts with your colleagues during Internet Librarian International this autumn.

Possible topics (but don’t let this limit your imagination):

  • Web search
  • Federated search
  • Digital libraries/collections
  • Social software and social networking
  • Blogs, wikis, podcasts
  • Libraries as publishers
  • Taxonomies, folksonomies
  • Evidence-based librarianship
  • Gaming in the library
  • Information policy
  • Web site usability
  • Needs assessment
  • Collaborative working
  • Text mining
  • Internet resources
  • Communicating value
  • Managing e-resources
  • Mobile technology
  • Library 2.0
  • Open access; open source
  • Distance learning, e-learning
  • Multimedia searching
  • Innovative projects
  • Incorporating new technologies Web design
  • Content management
  • Training and teaching

The Advisory Committee will review all submissions and notification regarding acceptance will be made this summer. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a free registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a reception. The organisers are not responsible for speakers’ travel and accommodation costs.

Marydee Ojala, Editor, ONLINE,
David Raitt, Editor, The Electronic Library