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Call for presenters: Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation"

Call for presenters: The Conference for Entrepreneurial 
Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation"

We seek presenters to tell their stories at the 2nd "Conference 
for Entrepreneurial Librarians" sponsored by the libraries at 
Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at 
Greensboro.  We will explore the paths by which librarians have 
developed and marketed their entrepreneurial products and 
services. Our keynote speakers will be Mary Ellen Bates of Bates 
Information Services and Tim Spalding of LibraryThing.  See the 
conference website (http://cloud.lib.wfu.edu/blog/entrelib/) for 
more information.

This conference will provide a forum to:

*Share and celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of 
librarians and information professionals

*Inspire each other to innovate

*Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices

Conference dates and location:

March 10 and 11, 2011 on the campus of Wake Forest University, 
Winston-Salem, NC

Proposal Highlights:

We seek presentations from librarians and information 
professionals about projects that have become commercial 
successes or have transformed library services. The successful 
presentation could include:

*An innovative approach that filled an unmet need or extended the 
scope of services or resources

*A description of how a creative solution was designed and 

*A discussion of lessons learned and what could have been done 

*A description of the keys to a successful project

*A tone that inspires entrepreneurship, no matter how small the 


Presentations may be made in one of two formats:

*One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 
15 minutes for Q&A.  These may be panels or single presenters. 
Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

*Five-minute "lightning rounds" with time for Q&A after all have 
presented.  Only a microphone will be provided so be prepared 
without visual aids!  Proposals should include a description of 
25-50 words.

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until October 15, 2010 at:


For more information, contact:

Kimberly Lutz


Mary Scanlon

C. Derrik Hiatt
Electronic Resources Librarian
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
(336) 758-5484