Prospectus

Interested in sponsoring the Forum? Please contact Jenny Levine at jlevine@ala.org or 312-280-4267.

Invitation to Sponsor

The 2020 Core Virtual Forum is an annual national conference that brings together library leaders, developers, innovators, and enthusiasts to work on ways to best serve their communities and map the future. It is organized by the former LITA, ALCTS, and LLAMA divisions.

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 lead with their ideas.

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 and scholarships 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!

Diamond Sponsorship ($2,500)

  • Overall event sponsor
  • Sponsor of the opening remarks with logo placement and acknowledgment in opening remarks.
  • LITA staff will send a custom email to Forum attendees on your behalf after the event.
  • Opportunity to lead a hands-on, interactive session featuring your product.
  • 1st tier, Large logo and/or video on the Forum website with recognition for being a Diamond sponsor.
  • 1st tier, Acknowledgement on the schedule.
  • Acknowledgement at all events during the Forum.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • Includes logo/company name displayed on event site, promotional messages, registration form, and Forum Sponsors page.
  • 4 complimentary Forum registrations

Platinum Sponsorship ($2,000)

  •  Sponsor of the opening remarks with logo placement and acknowledgment in opening remarks.
  • LITA staff will send a custom email to Forum attendees on your behalf after the event.
  • Opportunity to lead a hands-on, interactive session featuring your product.
  • 2nd tier, Large logo and/or video on the Forum website with recognition for being a Platinum sponsor.
  • 2nd tier, Acknowledgement on the schedule.
  • Acknowledgement at all events during the Forum.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • Includes logo/company name displayed on event site, promotional messages, registration form, and Forum Sponsors page.
  • 3 complimentary Forum registrations.

Gold Sponsorship ($1,500)

  •  Single day/theme sponsor. Includes logo/organization name displayed on event site session pages on sponsored day, promotional messages, and Forum website.
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in opening remarks.
  • 1st Gold Sponsor will be the official sponsor of the opening networking/happy hour event. 2nd Gold Sponsor will be the official sponsor of the online game night.
  • 3rd tier, Large logo and/or an embedded tweet on the Forum website with recognition for being a Gold sponsor.
  • 3rd tier, Acknowledgement on the schedule.
  • Acknowledgements at all regular sessions and during other group announcements.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • 2 complimentary Forum registrations.

Silver Sponsorship ($1,000)

  • Individual session sponsor. Includes a branded slide displayed during the session.
  • 4th tier, Medium logo/organization name on the Forum website.
  • 4th tier, Acknowledgement on the schedule.
  • Acknowledgements at both Day 1 and Day 2 sessions.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.
  • 1 complimentary Forum registration.

Bronze Sponsorship ($500)

  • Break sponsor Includes branding for an individual break session that will feature online entertainment.
  • 5th tier, Medium-size logo on the Forum website.
  • 5th tier, Acknowledgement on the schedule.
  • Acknowledgements at Day 1 OR Day 2 sessions.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.

Supporter ($250)

  • 6th tier, small logo on the Forum website with recognition for being a supporter.
  • Acknowledgement on formal social media channels.

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.