Hello Evergreen Community! On behalf of the 2018 Evergreen International Conference Planning Committee, I would like to announce the official call for proposals for the 2018 conference and pre-conferences being held in St. Charles, MO from May 1-3, 2018.
The criteria for submitting program proposals for the 2018 Evergreen International Conference and the link to the program submission form are available at: https://evergreen-ils.org/conference/2018-evergreen-international-conference/2018-call-for-proposals-2/ There are four tracks under which you may submit a proposal: - *End user:* best practices and techniques for using Evergreen in day-to-day library operations. - *General:* programs on training, making the decision to move to Evergreen, participating in the Evergreen community, and other topics related to using Evergreen and open source software in consortial and standalone environments. - *Management/Leadership:* programs related to the administration, management, and leadership of Evergreen systems and staff. - *Technical:* topics related to system administration, software development, implementation, hardware, and integration with other software. You may also submit proposals for *Pre-Conference* workshops. Pre-Conference workshops are 3 hours long, in order to go more in-depth on the topic or training. They take place the day before the conference begins (April 30, 2018) and are offered at an additional registration cost. There are slots for four pre-conference workshops. *Note: Pre-Conference proposals are due earlier than other proposals.* Instructions for Submitting Proposals: 1. All submissions must include a session title, short description appropriate for the conference program (no more than 200 words), and the names, institutions, job titles and email addresses of those who will be presenting the material at the conference. 2. Indicate your intended program track (End User, General, Management/Leadership, Pre-Conference, or Technical) and presumed technical expertise of your audience (None, Low, Moderate, High). 3. List any technology requirements. 4. Fill out the submission form – 2018 Program Submission Form <https://evergreen-ils.org/conference/2018-evergreen-international-conference/2018-call-for-proposals/> 5. The deadline for submitting *pre-conference proposals* is Friday, November 17, 2017. The deadline for submitting *all other proposals* is Friday, December 8, 2017. For a more extensive list of possible program ideas, please visit the conference website <https://evergreen-ils.org/conference/2018-evergreen-international-conference/2018-call-for-proposals-2/> . If you have questions regarding the submission process or questions about proposals in general, please feel free to contact the Program Committee at eg-conf-progr...@list.evergreen-ils.org. We look forward to hearing from you! 2018 Evergreen International Conference Program Committee: Garry Collum - Kenton County Public Library Debbie Luchenbill - MOBIUS Terran McKanna - Georgia PINES Jessica Woolford - Bibliomation Debbie Luchenbill Evergreen Coordinator MOBIUS 111 E. Broadway, Ste. 220 Columbia, MO 65203 deb...@mobiusconsortium.org <debo...@mobiusconsortium.org> 573-234-4914 <(573)%20234-4914> https://mobiusconsortium.org <http://mobiusconsortium.org> Missouri Evergreen Help Desk: h...@mobiusconsortium.org / 877-312-3517 <(877)%20312-3517> http://libraries.missourievergreen.org