CALCON15 Submission Selection Process
We need you…to share your innovations
and inspire your fellow librarians! Submit your program proposal today and help
make CALCON15 an amazing conference!
To help you understand the
process your program submission will go through, here are our plans for
year we are faced with the question: how can CALCON better target the
needs of different types of libraries? In addition to convening a Program
selection Subcommittee, we have enlisted the help of the CAL Associations
to bring more people to the selection table. CAL 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.
the CAL Associations have made their selections, the remaining programs
will be returned to the pool in May 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, Jean Heilig, Programming Chair, and Tammy Sayles Programming
Co-Chair have created the following guidelines for the CALCON15 selection
The Program Selection Subcommittee will review all submissions not
previously selected by the CAL Associations.
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.
Finally, 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.
Colorado is 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.
you to peruse the CALCON 2015 Program Submission Packet located here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/25bca1_4f6ea5a3b7404668802fc4ffbcf5512e.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.
We want to hear from YOU!