Las Vegas, NV

Please join us for the first-ever Learn@DLF!

To cultivate creative training and professional development opportunities stemming from our past three successful DLF Forum Pre-Conferences, we are excited to host Learn@DLF on Sunday, October 14.

Unlike the conference- and unconference-style pre-Forum events of recent years, Learn@DLF will be structured entirely as a workshop day. Through engaging, hands-on sessions, attendees will gain experience with new tools and resources, exchange ideas, and develop and share expertise with fellow community members.

Ooh, I want to propose a workshop!

Awesome. Now’s your chance! Volunteer teachers and organizers are invited to submit proposals by May 7 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

Submission Guidelines:

Learn@DLF is a dedicated pre-conference day for digging into tools, techniques, workflows, and concepts. Like the DLF Forum, it has no set theme so that workshops might encompass a wide range of topics, including:

– digital library, archives, and museum collections and resources;
– technologies and infrastructure;
– services and programs;
– project management;
– assessment;
– staffing, education, and professional development;
– social contexts and ethics;
– labor and vendor relations;
– or other DLF community missions, priorities, problems, and concerns.

We welcome proposals for workshops that are 55-minute, 2-hour, 3-hour or daylong sessions. In your proposal, give us the details about what you’ll be teaching, including technology needs and learning outcomes for participants. 

A few spots will still be available for workshops during the DLF Forum (October 15-17), but these will be limited to 55-minute sessions. Those proposals should be submitted separately. See the Forum CFP for details.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed and open to community voting, just like past workshops held at the DLF Forum. Anyone is welcome to submit a workshop idea regardless of DLF member affiliation. 

Proposals of up to 500 words should be submitted along with a 50-word short abstract for the program, using our online system:  Thanks for your interest in helping attendees Learn@DLF! 

What will it cost?

We’ll provide breakfast, lunch, and copious coffee breaks, to fuel your work. Registration will be set at $100, to recover costs of catering and A/V. Some workshops may require additional books or materials; instructors will contact participants about these in advance of the event. 

Registration for Learn@DLF is welcome regardless of attendance at the DLF Forum. 

Thank you to our planning committee members!

The 2018 DLF Forum and Learn@DLF are community and practitioner-based events that would not be possible without thoughtful and engaged participation from our community. Thank you!

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