2014 CTLC Call for Proposals

Announcement and Call for Proposals:
2014 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference

We invite proposals for the second Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference, which will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Dallas Public Library’s J. Erik Jonsson Central Library 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX. This conference will be an opportunity for sharing information among members of the library community in the greater DFW region. We invite presentations on innovative approaches to current library challenges, workshops on specific topics, round table discussions on contemporary library issues, and other proposals for training and sharing information.

Keynote presentation by Mark Smith, Texas State Librarian.

Our goal is to promote information sharing, awareness of successful programs, and an affordable training opportunity for libraries in the DFW area. Proposals on a wide variety of topics are welcome:
•    What has worked well for your organization?
•    What has excited your co‐workers and patrons about your library recently?
•    Public service programs that have attracted patrons’ interest
•    Technical innovations that were successful

For ongoing updates on this event, see the conference website at:    

Registration cost: $20.  (This includes a boxed lunch and conference materials.)
You may register for the conference starting on June 6 (a link will be available on the conference website above).  In order to finalize catering plans, the final registration cutoff date will be Thursday, July 17.


We invite proposals for either 25 minute full presentations or 2 minute lightning talks.
•    Proposals for full presentations should be submitted by Sunday, June 15 by sending them to CTLC2014@unt.edu
•    Lightning talk proposals should be submitted by Friday, July 18, again by sending them to CTLC2014@unt.edu

Proposal submissions should include:
•    Presenter’s contact information – e-mail, phone number and institution
•    Type of proposal (25 minute presentation or lightning talk)
•    An abstract (no more than 250 words)
•    Brief professional bio (no more than 100 words)
•    Any A/V or other technical needs

  Questions regarding proposal submissions may also be directed to: CTLC2014@unt.edu

Notifications of acceptance of proposals will be sent by June 25 via email.

For more information on the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, see the website: http://www.ct‐lc.org