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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of issues within the field of technical services which are relevant to library staff at all levels, particularly those issues relating to the evolution of technical services as it affects and is affected by technology and greater interdependency among all library departments.

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Code4Lib 2024 Call for Presentation Proposals - Due October 20, 2023

  • 1.  Code4Lib 2024 Call for Presentation Proposals - Due October 20, 2023

    Posted Sep 27, 2023 10:38 AM

    Code4Lib 2024 is soliciting proposals for prepared talks!

    Code4Lib 2024 [] is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit the Code4Lib website [].

    The conference will be held at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, from Monday, May 13, 2024 to Thursday, May 16, 2024. Remote attendance via YouTube and remote presentations will be supported. More information about Code4lib 2024 is available on this year's conference website [].

    We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit proposals for prepared talks. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

    • Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
    • Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
    • Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development
    • Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

    We will be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You'll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. A separate call for poster proposals will be offered at a later date. There will also be sign-up opportunities to present 5-minute lightning talks at the event. 

    Submit a presentation proposal for Code4Lib 2024 [].

    As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title, institution, and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. 

    The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will weigh heavily in these decisions.

    Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). The standard conference registration fee will apply.

    Proposals can be submitted through Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific time.

    Voting will start Tuesday, October 24, 2023 and continue through Friday, November 10, 2023. The committee plans to announce selected proposals by early December, 2023.

    Thank you,

    The Code4Lib 2024 Program Committee

    Mego Franks