MLA 2010 Top Tech Trends Panel Wants You!

The MLA 2010 Top Tech Trend Panel is getting a new look.  There will be some returning veteran panelists from previous years presenting, but this year’s Top Tech Trends panel will include a lightning round highlighting technology in libraries.

The Medical Informatics Sections and co-sponsor Educational Media & Technologies Section want you to be in the lightning round.  We are looking for panelists with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints, so don’t hesitate to apply. Vendors are welcome to apply, but the content must be relevant to technology and libraries and not a sales pitch.

Did you do something at your library that worked really well or perhaps it totally tanked?  Talk about it and share your information, let us learn from your success or mistakes.  The lightning talks will be brief, focused talks on a particular technology topic and highlight late-breaking ideas, trends, successes, or even failures. Each panelist will be given strictly 5 minutes to talk, followed by time for Q&A.


Since imitation is the best form of flattery, check out ALA’s LITA page for more information on lightning talks: . Our thanks to LITA for providing great information.

The Top Tech Trends program will be Sunday, May 23, 3.00-4.30pm.
The session will be divided as follows: 50 minutes for presentations, 40 minutes for questions & discussion.

In order to be eligible you must complete a form and submit it by February 15, 2010. You will be notified of the results by February 22, 2010.

The application form can be found at