CAL CONFERENCE 2015
October 22-24, 2015
Embassy Suites Loveland, CO
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, Colorado 80538
CALCON15 Submission Selection Process
selection process is a lot different this year, and your CALCON committee
members are really excited about the changes.
To help you understand the process your program submission will go
through, here are our plans for submission selection:
- Each year we
are faced with the question: how can CALCON better target the needs of
different types of libraries? This year we are bringing more people to the
selection table, and the associations will have more autonomy in selecting
programs that will strongly represent the interests of their membership. In
April each association president will oversee the review of all the submissions
and select eight programs that will target their members. CoPLA, COALA, CASL,
and CoASL will provide a total of 24 programs for the conference.
- Once the
association presidents have made their selections, in May the remaining
programs will be returned to the pool for the program selection subcommittee to
select the remaining programs. This selection subcommittee will consist of no
less than eight members of CAL and will represent a wide spectrum of people who
provide library services including academic, public, school and special
libraries as well as circulation, youth services, technical services, reference
staff. Directors to trustees to readers’ advisors. Superman to Batgirl to…well,
you get the picture. This subcommittee is formed by the Programming Chair who
also supervises the process and coordinates the meetings.
Conference Chair, Jennifer Hendzlik, Programming Chair, and Cherie Ellingson
Programming Co-Chair have created the following guidelines for the CALCON14
selection process will be blind. This means that program proposals will have
the submitter’s name removed and will be evaluated on the strength of the
program’s content only. The goal with this is to provide a fair and balanced
opportunity for all who submit program submissions.
- There will
be a selection rubric for each selection committee member to use to evaluate
each program submission with the same criteria. Again, this will help to make
the selection process consistent and provide fair, balanced and objective
scoring of the submissions.
once all submissions have been evaluated and selected the Program Committee
will notify everyone-regardless of outcome- by June 1st. Feedback
will be provided based on the notes from the selection committee.
full of library folks that are on the cutting edge of service and push the
library world to new heights. We are a diverse and amazing group, and having
that diversity represented in the selection process can only strengthen the
conference experience as a whole.
We invite you to peruse the CALCON 2014 Program Submission
Packet located here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/25bca1_2d6f7a4c514441afb5cd709bd2a8e5e9.pdf. It is full of up to date information about
the conference itself, explanations of the different program tracks as well as
contact information should you have any questions. The Best Practices for
Presenters section spells out what the selection committee wants to see in your
presentation submission. Tips on working
through the process and really pitching your program are provided.
Even if you haven’t been selected to present in
past years, please, please, please consider contributing a program submission.
want to hear from YOU!