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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 2017 Conference.

Lexington, located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, is an area known for its passion for horses, farming, bourbon and basketball. A charming blend of southern hospitality with a little bit of midwestern sensibility, Lexington is a city that finds itself at a time of transition and growth, exploring ways to best serve a variety of needs from a quickly changing community. The conference theme, Growing Stronger Together: Diversity and Community in Information Literacy, is reflective of Lexington’s growth and the partnerships behind some of the well-known exports of the state. The theme also focuses on the challenge and opportunity facing instruction librarians to not only reach unique and diverse groups of students and faculty but also to build successful collaborative partnerships with colleagues and our campus communities. The strength of our instruction programs depends on it.

We invite you to Lexington for LOEX 2017 to showcase your innovations in library instruction.

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 18, 2016. [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 20, 2017. [deadline has passed].

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 Monday, January 30, 2017. [deadline has passed].