2020 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
TRLN is now inviting proposals for presentations and workshops for the 2020 Annual Meeting being held virtually on July 30th and 31st.
Due to COVID-19, the Annual Meeting Steering Committee made the decision to offer the annual meeting virtually over 2 half days. Each day will start with a guest speaker, followed by presentations from colleagues across TRLN.
The deadline to submit a proposal is June 17th.
Use the form at bit.ly/TRLN2020 to submit a proposal.
Proposals of up to 150 words should be submitted along with an abbreviated abstract version of 50 words for the program on our website.
Who can present at the annual meeting?
Anyone who works in a TRLN member institution. We welcome proposals of any domain, area of expertise, and library. We also encourage partnering with colleagues to co-present.
What topics should presentations be about?
We welcome presentations about interesting activities at your institution. Do you have a completed, current, or upcoming project that other attendees might want to hear about or replicate? Working groups and interest groups are encouraged to share updates about their projects and accomplishments.
If you are planning on presenting or leading a workshop at another virtual conference later this year, we also encourage you to present during the annual meeting to share your exciting work and to practice presenting during a virtual conference.
Topics could include, but are not limited to:
- Technologies, infrastructure, and/or vendor relations;
- Collections and resources;
- Policy, legal, and accessibility issues;
- Project management, design, or implementation;
- Education and/or professional development;
- Partnerships with university presses;
- Social contexts and ethics/responsibility;
- Leadership and management; and
- Implications on our work as a result of COVID-19
How long can presentations be?
Presentations ranging from 5 minute lightning talks, 25 minute presentations, or longer workshops will be considered. Sessions on July 30th and 31st will be grouped into 30 minute blocks, but if you have an idea for a longer workshop, please submit your idea and if selected, TRLN staff can coordinate scheduling this workshop around the same time as the annual meeting.
When will I hear if my proposal has been accepted?
All submissions will be reviewed by the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and selections will be announced by July 1st.
Can I pre-record my presentation?
Yes! If you prefer to pre-record your presentation, TRLN staff can work with you to record your presentation and stream it during a scheduled time in the program for attendees. You can also present live and we expect most will do so, but we want to try and accommodate as many presentation preferences as possible. Regardless of presenting live or pre-recording, there will be a live Q&A with the presenters.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!