SAVE THE DATES: Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin, May 24-25

tcdl 2012 logo web 240x111 SAVE THE DATES: Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin, May 24 25The Texas Digital Library is pleased to announce that the 2012 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will be held May 24-25, 2012, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

The theme of TCDL 2012 is “Connections,” and it will focus on ways that libraries are connecting with users through digital services.

Conference committee chair Sarah Sutton, Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, hopes the conference will be a valuable event for those who attend.

“I hope that TCDL 2012 attendees will make connections,” she said, “I hope they’ll make connections with each other that will enhance their libraries’ collections, connections with their constituents that will enhance their constituents’ access to scholarship and make their constituents’ scholarship more accessible,  and connections with the Texas Digital Library that will provide the attendees with the tools to accomplish the former as well as advance the TDL.”

Additional members of the Conference Committee are:  Amy Rushing (Vice Chair), UT Austin; Jim Brewer, Texas Tech; Jeanne Hazzard, Texas State; Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor; and Leslie Reynolds, Texas A&M.

The TCDL 2012 program will feature a general track and a second track focused on technical issues, as well as a poster session and opportunities for workshops and “birds of a feather” sessions. The committee also anticipates that TDL working groups and committees will hold meetings on May 23 before the main conference begins.

The committee will release a call for papers in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned to the TCDL 2012 website for more information.