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Save the Date and Call for Proposals: ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Joint Virtual Forum (May 4, 6, and 8, 2020)

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Exchange: An ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Collaboration brings together experiences, ideas, expertise, and individuals from the three ALA divisions. Broadly organized around the theme of “Building the Future Together,” the Exchange will examine the topic in relation to collections, leadership, technology, innovation, sustainability, and collaborations.

Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the three days of presentations, panels, and lightning rounds both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Exchange will engage a wide range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Everyone, divisional members and non-members alike, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

Registration opens the week of November 4.

The three-day virtual event will feature the following themes and topics:

Day 1 (Monday, May 4) – Leadership and Change Management

Discover how people working in libraries are supporting their organizations through change, including identifying and overcoming barriers to success and managing change across the career lifecycle.

Day 2 (Wednesday, May 6) – Continuity and Sustainability

Learn from your colleagues about how to create sustainable services, how to update data to current standards, and how to preserve legacy data and artifacts.

Day 3 (Friday, May 8) – Collaborations and Cooperative Endeavors

Find out how people working in libraries are developing cooperative endeavors around collections and technical services, governance and leadership, and technology.

Interested in leading or contributing to a session? The Exchange Working Group is now accepting proposals. Learn more about the proposal submission process including submission criteria and how to submit.

Explore the Exchange.

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