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Event Program Planning Committee

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Event Program Planning (LITA)

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The Program Planning Committee will hold a business meeting to discuss future plans.

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Event Program Planning

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Discussion FAQs per new ALA Programming

by Abigail Goben on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 03:23 pm

This is a space for FAQs that come up from committee and IG chairs during the course of the program proposal period.  I'll be monitoring this and answering questions as they arise. 

Here is the link to the Annual Conference Roadmap of Changes: http://connect.ala.org/node/178761 

Question: What if we need expect more than 50 people at a Managed Discussion?

This is a space for FAQs that come up from committee and IG chairs during the course of the program proposal period.  I'll be monitoring this and answering questions as they arise. 

Here is the link to the Annual Conference Roadmap of Changes: http://connect.ala.org/node/178761 

Question: What if we need expect more than 50 people at a Managed Discussion?

Answer: I believe IGs will be able to request a larger space. This is coordinated when requesting meeting space or closer to the conference. PPC does not manage this. 

Question: Will LITA Groups get preference? 

Answer: The committee will give preference to LITA Groups/Members where two equally well written program proposals are received. In the interest of offering the broadest selection, duplicate proposals may be asked to combine presentations.  An IG/Committee may be asked to adopt an individual's program; we did this successfully in 2012.  The committee will be working to curate the best selection of programs overall.

Question: If a proposal for a program is put forward and is rejected, can the IG adjust the proposal into a managed discussion and still request space?

Answer: Yes, as long as it makes that transition. ALA is trying to avoid proposed discussions that turn into traditional programs. Question: What criteria will the PPC use to evaluate proposals? Answer: Is the topic clearly defined in the proposal? Will the topic be current/relevant (as possible) next June?Will it scale to multiple libraries/kinds of libraries? Is there audience appeal? For panels, is anyone identified already? Is this a LITA or Joint Group Proposal? What are each committee member's top 5 programs?Question: Are managed discussions also required to be 90 minutes?Answer: As far as I know, yes.   

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Discussion Changes to Annual Conference

by Melissa Prentice-IL (staff) on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hi all!

I'd like to draw your attention to this post from Mary Ghikas regarding upcoming changes to the planning and structure of Annual Conference: http://connect.ala.org/node/178761, please read through the documents posted there. These changes go into effect with the 2013 conference.

The major takeaways are:

Hi all!

I'd like to draw your attention to this post from Mary Ghikas regarding upcoming changes to the planning and structure of Annual Conference: http://connect.ala.org/node/178761, please read through the documents posted there. These changes go into effect with the 2013 conference.

The major takeaways are:

- "Official" conference deadline for initial program submission will be October and final program submissions will be in January-February (yes, LITA already operates on this planning schedule)

- all programs "will be digitally captured for later access by attendees." In order to make that possible, all programs will be placed in the convention center, as a result the conference campus will be shrinking as will the number of programs offered.

- all program slots will be 90 minutes.

- Divisions have been limited to 20 programs for Annual 2013; that includes Top Tech Trends, President's Program, and Open House, but does NOT include preconferences.  PPC can accept 17 programs for 2013 (plus precons). That number will likely change year-to-year depending on the city we're in.

I think you'll notice right away that many of these changes are things that LITA has been doing and/or attempting to do for some time. Indeed, our condensed proposal review process and recording/streaming of our major programs were models for this proposal - so pat yourselves on the back!

Keep in mind, that this transition is still a work in progress and ALA does want to hear feedback from program planners across the association - bring your thoughts, ideas, suggestions to our meeting in Anaheim this Sunday, and/or comment on this post.

Hope to see you in Anaheim,

Melissa

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Program Planning Committee

The Program Planning Committee recommends to the Board of Directors action to be taken on programs proposed by the interest groups and committees for ALA annual conferences and preconference institutes. The Committee coordinates and reviews program plans submitted by the committees and interest groups to insure that sufficient planning has occurred and a realistic budget has been prepared. The Committee works closely with the Education Committee and the Emerging Technologies Interest Group to identify program topics of interest to LITA membership, and works with the appropriate interest groups and committees in encouraging the planning of such programs. The Committee may itself plan and execute institutes, programs and preconferences of interest to the division. Since preconferences and institutes generate revenue which is instrumental to the support of the LITA division activities in general; the Program Planning Committee encourages a sufficient number of preconferences and institutes to contribute to the economic stability of the division. A member of the Committee serves on the program committee of any preconference or institute.

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Composition

One director from the LITA Board, a minimum of three members selected from the division at large, one of whom shall be appointed the committee chair, and the division's liaison to the ALA Exhibits Round Table.

The Program Planning Committee Chair also serves as the LITA Representative to the ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team (CCT). Alternatively, the Chair may officially appoint a committee member to serve as the LITA Representative. The Chair will notify the LITA Office with the name of the LITA Representative to the CCT so that all rosters and distribution lists can be updated. Action items and items of relevance to LITA are to be reported by the LITA Rep to the LITA President and Executive Director. Information about the CCT can be found at http://www.ala.org/ala/confservices/ccc/conferencecoordinating.htm.

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