for Presentations & Poster Sessions
The University of Arizona Library invites you to submit an abstract
for a presentation or poster session for Living the Future II
to be held April 21 - 24, 1998 in Tucson. Living the Future II
is a follow-up to the 1996 Living the Future conference where over 150
participants from the United States and other countries learned of Arizona’s
experience with organizational change. Topics included were: process improvement,
team-based organizations, transforming organizational culture, changing
roles, restructuring, becoming a learning organization, valuing diversity,
needs assessment, and customer satisfaction.
This second conference promises to be an exciting forum in which information
providers from all types of learning organizations can present their vision
and experiences in preparing for the future, and share innovative changes
for success in their institutions.
Areas of focus for Living the Future II include:
Partnerships: Within the organization; Outside the organization.
Information Literacy: Organizational changes and challenges;
Structuring for new learning and teaching strategies; Developing learning
New Services and Their Impact on Organizations: Customer focus;
Performance measures; Needs assessment; Strategies and planning.
Human Resources Issues: Balancing health and work; Diversity;
Team and staff patterns.
Organizational Changes:Leadership/management; Becoming a learning
organization; Leading change; Physical Space; Organizational structure;
Process improvement; Team concepts.
Submit Your Presentation or Poster Session Idea!
1) Choose your topic. You may select your topic from one of the areas specifically
mentioned above, or from any other area related to organizational change.
We welcome innovative ideas!
2) Complete the program application form, available via the Web at http://www.library.arizona.edu/conferences/ltf/1998/callform.htm
, including an abstract (300-word minimum) describing the focus of
your presentation or summarizing its main points.
3) Send your abstract and application form to the address listed below.
Ms. Shelley E. Phipps
Living the Future II Conference
Main Library Room 347
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Our panel of national referees will evaluate proposals based on the clarity
of their content and organization, innovation, usefulness, currency, and
relationship to the conference themes of organizational change and continuous
learning. Special consideration will be given to proposals that:
Illustrate how library and information professionals and staff can support
learning organizations in preparing to meet future challenges;
Envision future services to customers;
Use a presentation style that is appropriate to the content (be creative!)
Emphasize successful practice or learning, or that propose new theories
or models for organizational growth and development;
Are well organized, thoughtfully constructed, high-quality presentations.
Presentations are scheduled for sixty- and ninety-minute blocks; time
should be provided within each block for audience questions or participation.
Presentations must not have been previously presented or published;
poster sessions must not have been given elsewhere. Selected presentations,
as appropriate to the medium, will be published on the World Wide Web as
part of our conference proceedings; authors must grant first publication
Important Notes and Dates:
All attendees must register for the Living the Future II conference (registration
cost and other related information are available at http://www.library.arizona.edu/conferences/ltf/1998/reg.htm
Presenters will be awarded an honorarium of $100 (poster sessions excluded;
for presentations given in a panel style, the coordinator of the panel
will be awarded the honorarium).
Photocopies and handouts, if any, must be provided by presenters. If
desired, you may ship your handouts ahead of time.
|Monday, September 15, 1997
||Proposals for presentations due
|Monday, October 20, 1997
||Proposals for poster sessions due
|Friday, November 14, 1997
||Program submitters notified of acceptance
|Monday, March 2, 1998
||Final requests for equipment due
|April 21-24, 1998
||Living The Future 2 Conference
|Friday, May 29, 1998
||Presentations due to conference organizers for publication on
the World Wide Web
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