Call for Proposals: MSU Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit

Mississippi State University Libraries eResource & Emerging Technologies Summit (MSU LEETS) is an annual joint conference hosted by MSU Libraries exploring the application of new technologies in libraries and the acquisition and management of eResources. Previous keynote speakers include Matt Goldner, Jason Griffey, Nicole Hennig, Sarah Houghton, Ross Housewright, Aaron Schmidt, and Michael Stephens.

MSU LEETS 2013 will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 1-2, 2013 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

Call for Proposals:

The 2013 MSU LEETS programming committee is now accepting proposals for Steal This Idea sessions and poster presentations!

Steal This Idea sessions are one hour in length (including Q&A) and are opportunities for speakers to share their successful (or not!) implementations and investigations of electronic resources and/or emerging technologies in academic libraries.

Potential topics include, but are in no way restricted to:


Articles on demand

Bookless libraries

Cloud computing

Consortium licensing and access

Data collection and assessment

Digital collections/Digitization

ERMS implementation and use

Integrated Library Systems

Information literacy

Institutional repositories

Interlibrary Loan


Mobile applications

Mobile ready websites

Open access

Open source

Patron driven acquisition

Patron use of e-devices


Social media

User experience

Virtual services

Website analytics

Please submit your 150-200 word proposals for Steal This Idea sessions and poster presentations at:

Submission deadline is Monday, May 6, 2013 and notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Friday, May 17, 2013. Presenters receive complimentary registration to the summit.

Thank you,

The MSU LEETS Programming Committee

MSU LEETS Co-Chairs: Pattye Archer (, Karen Davidson (, and Mary Ann Jones (

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