Prospectus

Invitation to Potential Sponsors

The 2020 Core Virtual Forum is an annual national conference that brings together developers, innovators, and enthusiasts to work on ways to best serve their communities and map the future.

What does the 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, metadata specialists, collection managers, technical services leaders, students, and staff responsible for implementing library projects at all levels. 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. If you  also attend Forum, you can be part of the conversation and talk directly to library leaders and innovators to help them enhance their libraries and improve their communities.

We welcome your support! All sponsorship levels go towards operating costs for the 2020 Core Virtual Forum. Sponsorship opportunities are listed below; to discuss sponsoring the 2020 Forum, please contact Jenny Levine.

Quick facts about the 2020 Core Virtual Forum:

  • Expected to attract over 400 information professionals and decision-makers in technology, collections, electronic resources, and leadership from around the world
  • Will be an online 2-day event scheduled for November 18 & 20, 2020
  • 41% of LITA’s members are administrators, by far the largest category of job type
  • 68% of past Forum attendees work in academic libraries, while 13% work in public libraries; we are actively working to appeal to more public library workers
  • 16% of past Forum attendees were administrators, and that number will increase significantly with the addition of content from ALCTS and LLAMA
  • 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!

Center of the Party Sponsor ($6,000)

The 2020 Forum Reception is the perfect opportunity to ignite conversations and network with Forum attendees. Sponsorship at this level provides the hors d’oeuvres and cash bar for the reception.

  • Signage or printed material during the reception.
  • LITA Staff will send out a custom message to conference attendees on your behalf after the conference.
  • 1st tier, Large logo on the conference website with recognition for being a Center of the Party sponsor.
  • 1st tier, Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements at all sessions, keynotes, and during other group announcements.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • 4 complimentary conference registrations.
  • Sponsorship Table.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.
  • Opportunity to lead a hands-on, interactive session featuring your product.

Champion ($5,000)

  • 2nd tier, Large logo on the conference website with recognition for being a Champion sponsor.
  • 2nd tier, Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements at all sessions, keynotes, and during other group announcements.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • 3 complimentary conference registrations.
  • Sponsorship Table.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.
  • Opportunity to sponsor a hands-on interactive session, featuring your product.

Director ($4,000)

  • 3rd tier, Medium logo on the conference website with recognition for being a Director sponsor.
  • 3rd tier, Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements  at all sessions, keynotes, and during other group announcements.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.
  • Sponsorship Table.

Benefactor ($2,500)

  • 4th tier, Medium-size logo on the conference website with recognition for being a Benefactor.
  • 4th tier, Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Podium acknowledgements at all keynotes.
  • 1 complimentary conference registration.
  • Badge decoration for attendees from the sponsor indicating the sponsorship status.
  • Sponsorship Table.

Scholarship Sponsorship ($1,500)

This sponsorship helps to offset the cost of attending 2020 Forum for people who would otherwise not be able to attend. Benefits include:

  • Medium-size logo on the conference website with recognition for being a Scholarship sponsor.
  • Acknowledgement on the program.
  • Acknowledgment in the scholarship press release.
  • Podium acknowledgements at all keynotes.

If you choose to sponsor 3 or more scholarships, your logo on the conference website will be Large size instead.

Supporter ($1,000)

  • 5th tier, Medium-size logo on the conference website with recognition for being a Supporter.
  • 5th tier, Acknowledgement on the program.

Contributor ($250)

  • Listing on the conference website as a Contributor.

Community Sponsor ($25)

Attendees have the opportunity to provide basic community support for the conference. For each $25 donation, you receive an additional chance in the Forum Sponsorship Grand Prize Raffle(s).

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:

  • Acknowledgement during the raffle or drawing.
  • Mention on formal social media channels during the raffle.

Who We Are

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is a community of more than 2,000 people working together to empower libraries through technology.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders.