Call for Proposals for 5th CTLC Conference (Aug. 4, 2017)

We invite proposals for the Fifth Annual Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference, which will be held on Friday, August 4th, 2017 at Texas Woman’s University Blagg-Huey Library (304 Administration Dr, Denton, TX 76204).  This conference will be an opportunity for sharing information among members of the library community in the greater DFW region. We invite proposals for 25 minute presentations, three minute lightning talks, or poster sessions.  We encourage a variety of formats, including presentations on innovative approaches to current library challenges, workshops on specific topics, round table discussions on contemporary library issues, and other proposals for training and sharing information.

Our goal is to promote information sharing, awareness of successful programs, and an affordable training opportunity for libraries in the DFW area. Proposals on a wide variety of topics are welcome:

  • What has worked well for your organization?
  • What has excited your co‐workers and patrons about your library recently?
  • Public service programs that have attracted patrons’ interest
  • Technical innovations that were successful

We will accept proposals from all types of libraries, including but not limited to academic, school, public, and special libraries.

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Submit your proposal online by Friday, May 19, 2017 at

Proposal submissions will include:

  • Presenters’ contact information – name, title, institution, phone number, and email
  • Brief professional bio (no more than 100 words)
  • Type of proposal (25 minute presentation, lightning talk, roundtable, or poster session)
  • Target audience (i.e. – general, academic, public, school, special, etc.)
  • Presentation title (10 word limit)
  • An abstract (no more than 250 words)
  • Any A/V or other technical needs (the following will be provided in all rooms: PC with internet access, projector, and screen)

Notifications of acceptance of proposals will be sent out by Friday, June 2, 2017.