SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar Call For Speakers

Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2013 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

 The 2013 theme is:

Connecting the Dots of Creative Innovations…..

As an information professional, you are an integral member of your organization, and we want to know how your creative innovations are making an impact. We are looking for presentations that exemplify how you utilize your expertise and skills to ensure organizational success, and in particular how you leverage specific tools, competencies, methods, and characteristics to deliver results that go above and beyond. Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics as specifically focused on information and organizational readiness:

  • New technology strategies
  • Collaborative information sharing
  • Research methods
  • Data curation
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Mobile technology
  • Distance reference
  • Strategic planning
  • Procuring funding
  • Diversity awareness
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Disaster preparedness

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required. Many of you have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above, or know someone who does, and we encourage you to send us a proposal soon. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!

Proposals should include:

  • Speaker Information: name, position title, affiliation, and all contact information for all speakers
  • Presentation description: a title and brief summary of proposed presentation (500 words or less)
  • Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, interactive exercise, etc.

Please submit your proposal to by Monday, July 22, 2013 August 5, 2013. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by August 5, 2013 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.

Be sure to mark Friday, October 4th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website,

Interested in circulating this Call for Papers to your colleagues? Please feel free to share the PDF version as well: Click here for PDF.



Amy Jankowski and Helene Idels

2013 Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter

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