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Call for Proposals: Library Marketing and Communications Conference (Deadline May 25)

(via Jody Mitori, Washington University in St. Louis)

for the 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference is now open!

The 2018 Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) Planning Committee invites you to submit presentation proposals for consideration to our 4th Annual LMCC Conference<> in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will be held November 14-15, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Successful proposals will showcase the tried and true, the latest trends, and the best practices in marketing and communications. Provide practical tips and takeaways that can be immediately applied to any library’s communication and marketing efforts. We’re looking for speakers who have done this work long enough to have experiences and lessons to share. You should be able to discuss the theory behind your decisions, as well as your actions themselves, and your results. Ideally, your presentation will be applicable and transferable to other types and sizes of libraries.

Have an idea? Please apply! The deadline is May 25, 2018.

Possible topics include:
Advocacy / Funding
Communications / PR / Media relations
Engagement / Focus on the user
Graphic design / Technology / Software
Internal marketing / Staff buy-in / Workflow management
Marketing research / Plans
Partnerships / Community engagement / Embedding
Promoting library programs and services
Social media
Topics for intermediate and advanced audiences
We welcome all proposals for consideration, including proposals from individuals or colleagues who want to co-present. We also encourage panel submissions in which speakers will share different takes on the same topic.

For more information on submitting your proposal, the proposal timeline, the criteria for acceptance and the Call For Proposals form, visit our website (

Conference Registration
Registration will open in early May.
Early Bird Discounted Registration (Ends July 13, 2018): $375
Full Conference Rate (Registration closes November 1, 2018): $450

Thank you for sharing your expertise and we look forward to receiving your proposals for LMCC18!

If you have any questions about the CFP or submissions, please email with the subject line “LMCC18 Speaker Questions” to<>.

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