Interactive sessions

Call for proposals - interactive sessions

The first call for proposals for interactive sessions at Next Library 2013 has now closed.
We have already received lots of great proposals that we will review in the upcoming weeks. The proposers will receive our feedback no later than March 15.

In the upcoming weeks the first interactive sessions will be announced, and there will be two additional calls: One for poster sessions and one for a wild card interactive session.

Best regards,
The Next Library Crew

The overall purpose for Next Library 2013 is to inspire public libraries to expand their horizons regarding re-imagination, civic engagement and collaborative innovation with the perspective of supporting equal access to technology, learning and active citizenship for all.

The goals of the interactive sessions are to provide unique opportunities for innovators, practitioners and decision makers in the international library community to network, co-create new ideas, learn from each other, exchange experiences about next practice and explore directions for the future of libraries. Specialists, for instance architects, designers and researchers are often invited to ignite the spark of inspiration in the sessions.

The interactive sessions on Monday 17 June and Tuesday 18 June have varied time frames from 1½ to 2½ hours.


PLEASE NOTE

1. No funding.
Generally there is no funding provided from the Next Library conference to organizers of interactive sessions. Next Library may choose to co-fund costs for exceptional interactive sessions. In case co-funding is a pre-condition for the proposal, add information about the budget and financing of the session.

2. Interactive format.
Interactive sessions at Next Library 2013 are expected to provide significant room for participatory, stimulating discussions or co-creations. The organizers of the workshop should thus take care of planning the correct presentation format to enable such kind of lively interaction.

3. Announcement and collaborative planning on social media.
Organizers of an accepted interactive session must announce the session and invite participants to discuss and share ideas on or via Next Library's Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter profiles. Organizers of accepted interactive sessions are also obligated to document the session in videos, upload of power points or other materials on the Next Library website.

We encourage you to submit proposals that will excite others and are topically relevant and related to the 3 overall themes of Next Library 2013: Re-imagination - Civic Engagement - Collaborative Innovation.


Guideline for proposal for interactive sessions at Next Library 2013
Deadline for proposals: February 1st.

Proposals must be sent in MS Word or PDF to info@nextlibrary.net You may enclose or link to photos or short videos to explain the format or idea of the session. The Next Library Committee will review the proposals, and applicants will get feedback no later than March 15th.

REQUIRED SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Title: The title of Interactive Session
Organizer(s): Names, short CV and contact information
Abstract: Include a short description of the session. Max. 400 words. This description will be used to help us select workshops. In your description, address each of the following:

  • Proposed format: Describe how your session will be organized and run. 
  • Goals or Outcomes: Please state the goals and/or expected outcomes for your session.

Announcement and communication
Describe how you intend to invite participants to discuss ideas during the planning of the session and how you will document the session in social media, videoclips or other media.

Relevance to the Conference
Provide a brief explanation of how this workshop will appeal to the audience, both regarding content and format of the workshop as well as the three overall themes of Next Library 2013: Re-imagination - Civic Engagement - Collaborative Innovation.

Preferred number of participants
We can accommodate sessions that have anywhere from 20 to 300 participants, but we do have room size limits. Please indicate the preferred number of participants. If you are not sure, just state so.

Special requests/equipment needs
If there are any special equipment needs, room set-up requirements, please list them here.

There is no funding provided from the Next Library conference to organizers of interactive sessions. Next Library may choose to co-fund costs for exceptional interactive sessions. In case co-funding is a pre-condition for the proposal, add information about the budget and financing of the session.

Next library 2013 is organized by Aarhus Public Libraries in co-operation with conference partners and sponsors: EBLIDA, Danish Library Association and Danish Agency for Culture /”Tilskud og Støtte til internationale bibliotekskonferencer i Danmark”.

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