Call for Presenters
From TechSource Gaming Symposium
Please follow these instructions to submit a proposal to present at the 2008 ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium.
Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal to Present
Things you need to know:
- The deadline for submitting proposals to present was June 15, 2008, and the call is now closed. A big thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal!
- We'll notify you by July 1, 2008, if your proposal has been selected or not.
- If multiple folks submit proposals for the same topic, we reserve the right to ask you to work together on a session due to the limited number of slots available. We only have two days' worth of symposium, and time flies when you're having fun!
- Presentations will be limited to 45 minutes, so please make sure you can cover your topic in that amount of time. We wish we could let all of you speak for as long as you need, but again, we only have so many slots.
- ALA makes no ownership claims on materials submitted for the 2008 Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium. We expect to make all presentations selected for the Symposium available on this site after the event under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Please submit a proposal to present only if you are willing to agree to this license.
- We also hope to do some podcasts with presenters during the Symposium, so please be prepared to be asked to do this. If you really don't like doing audio, we'll be happy to interview you in a different medium (print or video, most likely).
- First consideration will go to session topics that are unique, innovative, or otherwise new to our profession. Please be sure to note in your description why your topic/project is different from other ones.
- We are tentatively scheduling three tracks for Monday, November 3, 2008. They are research on gaming and libraries, gaming and literacy, and going beyond videogames. These tracks may change, though, especially in light of submitted proposals. To suggest additional themes, please send your ideas to Jenny Levine at jlevine [at] ala.org .
- Please use the template below to submit your proposal to present. If you don't include all of the information, we may or may not have time to pester you for the rest of it, which could adversely affect your status in the selection process. In other words, please include all of the information the first time so that we can guarantee your proposal will be considered from the beginning!
Potential Topics of Interest
Suggestions from readers, but feel free to submit beyond these topics
- Designing games
- Gaming industry perspectives and how to work together
- Gaming and accessibility
- Assessment and evaluation of gaming programs
Submit a Proposal to Present
Things we need to know
Information about you
- Email address:
- Institutional affiliation:
- Do you belong to a division of ALA?
If so, which one?:
- Please include names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations for any co-presenters:
- What you'll need (feel free to choose more than one):
___ Internet access
- Format (feel free to choose more than one):
___ Interactive session
- Intended audience (can choose more than one):
___ Administrators and others who hold the purse strings and approve policies
___ Instructional librarians
___ Pretty much any librarian
___ Reference Librarians
___ Technology librarians
___ Youth librarians
- Is your session primarily aimed at:
___ Academic librarians
___ Public librarians
___ School librarians
___ Special librarians
___ All of the above
___ None of the above
If "none of the above," please specify:
- Anything else we need to know:
Please email this information to Jenny Levine at jlevine [at] ala.org before June 15, 2008, and we will get back to you by August 1, 2008. Alternatively, if you prefer entering data in boxes, you can use the very basic form at http://creator.zoho.com/alaitts/glls2008-call-for-presenters/. Thanks!