Yes, it’s Friday afternoon. I have very few brain cells left so I’ll make this short: Submit your proposals for IUG 2018 by next Friday.
If you run into technical difficulties (I’ve had a couple of reports), just send me an email directly.
In case you’re curious about who will be determining the fate of all of your excellent proposals, I would like to introduce you to the Program Committee. Together, we’ll work to select and coordinate all of the programs for next year’s conference.
Lonnie Jones, Circulation Department Head, Homewood Public Library in Homewood, Alabama. Lonnie is back by popular demand to help manage program materials. So you’ll be reading lots of creative emails from him closer to conference time if your proposal is accepted.
Ja-Nice Woolaver, Access Systems at the University of Texas Libraries in Austin, Texas. She’ll be helping manage the conference app this year.
Victor Zuniga, the Systems Administrator at Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado, will be coordinating the Birds of a Feather sessions.
Dorothy Hargett, Librarian, Head of Access Services at Regent University Library in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She’ll be handling Lightning Rounds.
Stephanie Ruhe, Systems Librarian & OPAC Specialist for MOBIUS in Columbia, Missouri, will be taking care of poster sessions.
Gwyneth Jelinek, Manager, Circulation Services for Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Gwyneth is the Polaris Program Lead.
Sukrit Goswami (IUG Member at Large), Executive Director of the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. He’s the Polaris ILS Advisory Committee representative.
Mark Strang (IUG Chair), Manager, Library Information Technology Services Manager at the University Libraries of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Me (IUG Vice Chair), Electronic Resources Librarian at the Springfield-Greene County Library District in Springfield, Missouri. I’m the Program Committee Chair and you’ll be sick of hearing from me by April.