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Submit a Proposal

***The deadline for proposal submissions for all session types has passed; no more proposals are being accepted.***
Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the LOEX 2016 Conference.

Think you know Pittsburgh? Think again! Jeff Schlegel, of the New York Times called it "a cool -- dare I say hip -- city" (NYT, 6/6/08), and a 2015 Huffington Post article called it "the coolest American city you haven't been to". Besides its reputation for being the safest mid-sized city and most livable in the country, Pittsburgh has become a leader and a model for other cities around the country looking to reinvent themselves. Simply put, Pittsburgh is the city of today (about Pittsburgh)®. We have learned from our past and are reinventing our future. Just like our city, instruction librarians are constantly learning and reinventing themselves.

We invite you to Pittsburgh for LOEX 2016 to showcase what you learned and how you reinvented library instruction at your institution.

Here are descriptions of available sessions and submission instructions:

Breakout Sessions: Traditional presentations and interactive workshops. As in previous years, these sessions will make up the large majority of the conference program (an estimated 50-60 sessions). Breakout Session proposals are due Friday, November 20, 2015. [deadline has passed].

Lightning Talks: Short (seven minutes maximum) presentations given during a single session by different presenters. There will only be a handful (approximately five) of these presentations as they are intended to be an energizing, but small, part of the conference. Lightning Talk proposals are due Friday, January 15, 2016. [deadline has passed].

Poster Sessions: We are now accepting proposals for Poster Sessions. Students currently enrolled in a graduate program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs are invited to propose poster sessions. Poster Session proposals are due Friday, January 29, 2016 [deadline has passed].