Prospectus

Potential Sponsors

The LITA Library Technology Forum is an annual national conference that brings together technology developers, innovators, and enthusiasts to figure out how to best serve their communities and map the future.

What does the LITA Library Technology Forum offer to sponsors? It is an event where your team members are welcome to participate and contribute. The Forum attracts a wide range of attendees, including heads of library IT departments, library managers, and staff responsible for implementing library technology projects at all levels — and the students who will become the future of library technology. What do these folks have in common? They are all seeking to build and to share.

By supporting the Forum, you can help make connections and partnerships happen. Not only that, if you choose to also attend Forum, you can be part of the conversation and talk directly to library technology leaders and innovators to help them enhance their libraries and improve their communities.

We welcome your support! Sponsorship opportunities are listed below. Please explore all the available options. To discuss sponsoring the LITA Library Technology Forum, please contact Jenny Levine.

Quick facts about the 2018 LITA Library Technology Forum:

  • Expected to attract over 300 library technologists from the U.S. and Canada.
  • Will be held in Minneapolis on November 8-10, 2018.
  • Library services and technology vendors, service providers, and open source projects are welcome to attend. Vendor staff are also welcome to submit conference program proposal in conjunction with staff at customer libraries!

Champion iconChampion ($5,000)

This sponsorship opportunity helps offset the expense of running Forum. Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a Champion.
  • Large logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • Acknowledgement on social media.
  • 3 conference registrations.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

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director iconDirector ($3,500)

This sponsorship opportunity helps offset the expense of running Forum. Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a Supporter.
  • Medium logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • Acknowledgement on social media.
  • 2 conference registrations.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     2 conference registrations

benefactor iconBenefactor ($2,000)

This sponsorship opportunity helps offset the expense of running Forum. Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a Supporter.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • 1 conference registration.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     1 conference registration

supporter iconSupporter ($251 to $1,999)

This provides for general support of the LITA Library Technology Forum. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a Supporter.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.

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contributor iconContributor ($50 to $250)

This provides for general support of the LITA Library Technology Forum. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a Contributor.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.

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party iconCenter of the Party Sponsor ($5,500, 1 available)

The LITA Library Technology Forum Reception is the perfect opportunity to ignite conversations and network with LITA Library Technology Forum attendees. Sponsorship provides the hors d’oeuvres and cash bar for the reception. Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Signage or printed material during the reception.
  • LITA Staff will send out a custom message to conference attendees on your behalf after the conference.
  • Large logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • Acknowledgement on social media.
  • 3 conference registrations.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

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caffeine iconCaffeine Sponsorship ($2,500, 2 available)

LITA Library Technology Forum would not succeed without adequate caffeination — and the breaks are where many of the great conversations happen. Sponsorship provides for the coffee and tea service during lunch and the afternoon breaks. Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Signage or printed material during the afternoon breaks
  • Medium logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • 2 conference registrations.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     2 conference registrations

connections iconConnections Sponsorship ($2,500, 2 available)

LITA Library Technology Forum would not succeed without adequate internet access. Sponsorship helps offset the expense. Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Medium logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • 2 conference registrations
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.
  • Logo and name on the signage (e.g., table tents) displaying the wireless credentials.

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     2 conference registrations

social butterfly iconSocial Butterfly Sponsorship ($2,500, 2 available)

Some of the best conversations and ideas take place outside of regular conference hours and sponsoring a social event provides a place for those networking opportunities. Sponsorship provides for that social event experience. This sponsorship includes:

  • Your choice of sponsoring and attending a planned social event (details on the event to be provided when available.)
  • 2 free conference registrations.
  • Medium size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement from the podium during opening and closing sessions.
  • Acknowledgment on social media before the event.
  • Printed material in the conference packet (if provided)

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     2 conference registrations

accessibility iconAccessibility Advocate Sponsorship ($2,000, 2 available)

This sponsorship helps offset the cost of providing accessibility accommodations. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • 1 conference registration.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     1 conference registration

memory iconSharing the Memory Sponsorship ($2,000, 2 available)

This sponsorship helps offset the cost of providing recording of sessions and (venue facilities permitting) web streaming them during Forum. Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgment within or next to the records and web stream.
  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements.
  • 1 conference registration.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.

logo size medium     program book     podium mic     1 conference registration

scholarship iconScholarship Sponsorship ($1,500, 20 available)

This sponsorship helps to offset the cost of attending LITA Library Technology Forum for people who would otherwise not be able to attend. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Acknowledgment in the scholarship press release.

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If you choose to sponsor three or more scholarships, benefits will also include:

  • Podium acknowledgement.

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If you choose to sponsor five or more scholarships, benefits will also include:

  • Large logo on the conference website (rather than a medium-size one).

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lightning iconLightning Strikes Sponsorship ($1,500, 1 available)

Lightning Talks are short presentations that quickly introduce LITA Library Technology Forum attendees to innovative ideas or projects. Sponsorship provides the space for attendees to share, inspire, and participate in these lively discussions. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement at the beginning of the lightning talk session.
  • Opportunity to co-moderate the lightning session with another LITA Library Technology Forum attendee.

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captioning iconCaptioning for All Sponsorship ($1,500, 3 available)

This sponsorship helps offset the cost providing live captioning during the conference. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a Live-captioning sponsor.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgment in the captioning.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgement.

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swag iconSponsor Conference Swag ($1,500, 3 available)

Who doesn’t like to be bring home some great conference swag? Sponsorship provides for items given to all conference attendees. This sponsorship includes:

  • Your choice of a branded water bottle, power bank, USB drive, or USB charging cable lanyard given to all attendees at check-in. We are open to suggestions for branded swag.
  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.

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kids iconBring The Kids Sponsorship ($1,000, 3 available)

This sponsorship helps offset the cost of childcare for parents and guardians, thereby enabling broader attendance. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website as a childcare sponsor.
  • Medium-size logo on the conference website.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgement.

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ropes iconLearning the Ropes Sponsorship ($250 each)

Provide an individual with an opportunity to get more professionally involved with LITA. Sponsorship covers the registration cost for a student in a library or allied program to attend Forum. This sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgement from the podium during the opening session.
  • Logo on the paper certificate for intern.
  • Small logo on the conference website.

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Giveaway

This is an opportunity for a sponsor to provide a physical or online item or service to give away to attendees. This is a great way to promote your brand and give the gift of awesome. Giveaways will be given to attendees as part of one or more raffle drawings or the like during Forum. In addition to the benefit of having the sponsor service or product available to the lucky winners, benefits include:

  • Listing on the LITA Library Technology Forum 2018 website.
  • Acknowledgement during the raffle or drawing.
  • Mention on social media during the raffle.

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