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Code4Lib 2011 Committees

If you are interested in helping out with a particular part of the Code4Lib 2011 conference, sign-up for one or more of the groups below (called 'committees' for lack of a better term). Each committee should select a committee lead that will coordinate the activities of the committee and its work with the hosting site. Discussions of a non-sensitive nature should take place on the Code4LibCon mailing list for transparency and future reference. Please feel free to improve the summary statements for each of the committees.

Book Give-Away Committee

  • Kevin Clarke - NESCent (O'Reilly)
  • Chanitra Bishop - IU (APress, Pragmatic Programmers)
  • Scot Colford - Boston Public Library (Manning)
  • Daniel Lovins - Yale (Packt Publishing)
  • Andrew Nagy - Serials Solutions (OxygenXML.com)

Sponsorships Committee

This committee organizes the sponsorship activities. Usually it includes people within the Code4Lib community who think their institution or company might be interested in sponsoring the conference. These folks may not be the decision makers at the sponsors, but they are Code4Lib's contacts.

  • Robert H. McDonald - IU
  • Jeremy Frumkin - UA
  • Roy Tennant - OCLC
  • Tim McGeary - Lehigh
  • Scott Garrison - Western Michigan
  • Andrew Nagy - Serials Solutions
  • Declan Fleming - UCSD

Keynote Speakers Committee

This committee plans who to invite for the keynote speakers. They gather possibilities (including soliciting from the community) and work with the speakers to arrange their travel and arrangements.

Program Committee

This committee plans the structure of the program, arranges the voting on presentations, etc. These folks will also announce speakers, etc.

  • Dot Porter, IU
  • Gabriel Farrell, Drexel
  • Ranti Junus, Michigan State University
  • Karen Estlund, Univ. of Oregon
  • William Denton, York University
  • Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
  • Gwen Exner, Psychometric Society

Scholarships Committee

This committee works with funding institutions to arrange the scholarships offered. They solicit submissions and select winners of the scholarship(s). They also work with the winners to plan their travel and arrangements.

  • Jeremy Frumkin - UA
  • Mary Popp, IUB
  • Jean Rainwater - Brown
  • Robin Hitch - WCU
  • Shirley Lincicum - Western Oregon University
  • Jodi Schneider

T-Shirt Committee

This committee organizes the t-shirt contest, collecting submissions, and putting out the call for votes.

  • Mike Durbin
  • Paula Gray-Overtoom, Monroe County Public Library, Bloomington, IN

Social Activities Committee

The committee plans, proposes, and organizes the evening activities.

  • Dot Porter, IUB
  • Julie Hardesty, IUB
  • Bill Dueber, UMich
  • Dan Suchy, UC San Diego (IUB SLIS alum)
  • Mark Matienzo, Yale

Voting Activities Committee

This committee organizes the voting process and works with the other committees that involve voting (keynote, program, T-shirt) to ensure a relatively smooth process.

  • Matt Critchlow - UCSD
  • Ross Singer - Talis
  • Tito Sierra - NCSU
  • Jason Casden - NCSU

Hospitality Suite Committee

This committee makes arrangements for any hospitality suite amenities (technology, snacks, games, icebreakers...) we may want

  • Gabriel Farrell, Drexel

Welcome Wagon Committee

Offers conference newcomers an opportunity to self-identify; offers oldtimers an opportunity to meet newcomers. May also want to constitute a year-round variation for #code4lib.

  • Becky Yoose, Miami University
  • Ranti Junus, Michigan State University
  • Chris Stockwell, Montana State Library

IRC Evangelists

Demonstrate how to get onto #code4lib during Registration. Offer support for newcomers in #code4lib during the conference.

IRC Access

Look into technology/procedures to make connecting to, and maintaining a connection to, IRC less painful.

  • Michael Klein (did it last year; happy to do it again this year)

Session Timer Volunteers

People who volunteer to sit up front, keep time (and bring timer equipment - i.e. a laptop with a stopwatch program).

  • Mary Popp, IUB



Initial Welcome -

Introducing Keynote -

AM: Eric Lease Morgan

PM: Ranti Junus


AM: Becky Yoose

PM: Michael Klein





(calling awardees)


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