OLA Super Conference 2012 is quickly approaching, and OLITA is looking for convenors for its program. Convening is a great way to get involved with Super Conference and to meet people with similar interests and experiences. We welcome participation from people in all stages of their careers: from current students to people who may be presenting a session themselves!
The duties of a convenor include the following:
- Contact the speaker(s) and confirm their AV requirements
- Draft a short biography of the speaker(s) and use this to introduce the speaker(s) at the session
- Meet the speaker(s) at the Speakers’ Lounge 15 minutes before the session
- Get help in the event of technical problems
- Make sure that, in the case of a panel, all panelists get equal air time
- Monitor the length of the session for the speaker(s)
- Pick up evaluation forms at the end of the session
The full list of OLITA sessions is as follows:
314 Thursday 9:05 AM QR Codes: Linking Virtual and Real Worlds
315 Thursday 9:05 AM Digital preservation in academic libraries: recent Canadian initiatives
316 Thursday 9:05 AM Let’s talk security in the digital age!
414 Thursday 10:40 AM Meet your makers!: maker culture for librarians
415 Thursday 10:40 AM Making Your Web Site Accessible: AODA Compliance
416 Thursday 10:40 AM A digital scholarship centre? What is that!?
611 Thursday 3:45 PM User Needs Assessment & Usability: Planning to Analysis
612 Thursday 3:45 PM Using Evernote for Personal and Professional Document Management
613 Thursday 3:45 PM Strategic Social Media Engagement for Libraries
614 Thursday 3:45 PM Library Architecture Mobile App
1014 Friday 9:05 AM Bending Parameters: Will a College/Library ILS Partnership work for you?
1015 Friday 9:05 AM OCUL’s Geospatial Portal In Action
1016 Friday 9:05 AM Telling Island Stories: Connecting Community Collections
1212 Friday 2:10 PM Digital Preservation Our Way: OCUL’s Trusted Digital Repository
1213 Friday 2:10 PM Trends in Academic Content for Mobile Devices
1214 Friday 2:10 PM Strengthen Internal Communication by Sharepoint Intranet
1215 Friday 2:10 PM Simplifying Public Computing with Thin Clients & More
1309 Friday 3:45 PM iDevices At The Northern Ontario School of Medicine
1310 Friday 3:45 PM Synergies’ Last Mile (for Canadian journals and libraries)
1311 Friday 3:45 PM Building a Collaborative Open Citation Database and Research Tool
If you are willing to be a convenor, please contact the planners and let us know what sessions you’re interested in. Please note that session convenors do not receive a discount on admission to the Super Conference, but convenors’ names and institutions appear in the final OLA Super Conference program. Thank you for your support!