Code4Lib 2021 is soliciting proposals for prepared talks!
Code4Lib 2021 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people
working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage
and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge
collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please
visit the Code4Lib website <https://code4lib.org/about/>.
The conference will be held virtually, from Monday, March 22, 2021 to
Friday, March 26, 2021. More information about Code4lib 2021 is available
on this year’s conference website <https://2021.code4lib.org/>.
We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural
heritage organizations, and technology community to submit proposals for
prepared talks. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following
Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of
existing technologies and/or development of new software
Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools,
standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of
community attention or development
Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib
community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration,
diversity, organizational challenges, etc.
We will be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You'll be asked to
indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your
proposal. A separate call for poster proposals will be offered at a later
date. There will also be sign-up opportunities to present 5-minute
lightning talks at the event.
Submit a presentation proposal for Code4Lib 2021
As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they
would like to see included in the program. In order to provide increased
opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations
will be listed by title and description only during the voting period.
Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted.
The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the
conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program
in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters.
Community votes will weigh heavily in these decisions.
Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will
have conference registration slots held for them. The standard conference
registration fee will apply.
Proposals can be submitted through Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:59pm
Pacific time. Voting will start Monday, January 4, 2021 and continue
through Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific time. The committee
plans to announce selected proposals by Monday, February 8, 2021.
The Code4Lib 2021 Program Committee
The Wikipedia & Education User Group invites you to our next Open Meeting,
Tuesday, December 1, at 17:00 UTC (check your time zone here:
https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1606842026). The focus of the meeting will
be gathering the Wikipedia & Education community's input on the Movement
You may have already participated in a conversation with another community
about the strategy; please join our meeting anyway to discuss how the
strategy particularly connects to education work in our movement.
If you're not already familiar with the Movement Strategy, please review
the recommendations before the meeting:
Please come prepared to answer the following questions:
1. Think about the recommendations and the work you’re already doing. What
are you working on that is aligned with Movement Strategy?
2. Think about your needs and the work that you would like to be doing.
Which recommendations are important for your community’s future?
3. From the discussed recommendations, which actions and changes will make
a difference and respond to your needs?
4. To work on implementing these initiatives, what human capacity and/or
financial resources do you need?
5. In your opinion, which recommendation(s) require global coordination?
The meeting will take place via Zoom, here:
The passcode is: EduWiki
Hope to see you there!
The Wikipedia & Education User Group
In September we asked for your participation in a pilot office hour series
which would take place over the last 3 months. December marks the end of
our pilot: we are organizing Campaign office hours to experiment with a new
communication channel about campaign practices in the movement.
The next pilot office hour will be on 2nd December at 3:00pm UTC via the
zoom link. The session will focus on: Sharing lessons and strategies
from 1lib1ref, and our growth strategy in CEE for January and discussions
on the way forward for the campaign's office hour and other communication
opportunities around campaigns.
Don’t miss our last of the pilot series: we want to learn about your
questions, experiences, new ideas for content campaigns and the way to
further engage and provide support to your communities.
After the office hour, we will be evaluating our office hours, and will
reach out to learn more from your priorities about campaign communications.
Looking forward to learning, discussing and sharing with you!
Community and Partnerships Coordinator, Campaigns
*Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>*
I'm sorry if you've already received this invitation on other lists but I
wanted to encourage those of you working with libraries and
cultural institutions to share your perspective, if you have availability
between now and January 2021.
All my best,
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Elena Lappen <elappen(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 17:27
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Call for insights on ways to better communicate the
work of the movement
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
The Movement Strategy recommendations published this year made clear the
importance of establishing stronger communications within our movement.
To this end, the Foundation wants to gather insights from communities on
ways we all might more consistently communicate about our collective work,
and better highlight community contributions from across the movement. Over
the coming months, we will be running focus groups and online discussions
to collect these insights. Individual focus groups will include 10-15
volunteers who will be asked to share insights on specific questions as
part of a facilitated discussion.
How can we best communicate with your community on an ongoing basis? In
what ways does the Foundation currently support your work? We ask you to
share your thoughts on these and other questions by signing up for a focus
group by the end of Wednesday, 2 December, or participating in the
discussion on Meta-Wiki .
We would like to collect feedback from across the movement, representing a
wide range of insights and opinions. We will be working to build as many
focus groups as possible, but want to be upfront that we may face
limitations on the number of groups we can convene based on the level of
interest. However, if you would like to discuss your thoughts in detail, we
are also offering the chance to connect with the Communications team in
other ways, including individual and group meetings and office hours .
Initial discussions are happening between now and January 2021. We invite
you to join the conversation, and look forward to working together to
explore some important questions.
Elena Lappen (she/her)
Community Relations Specialist
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