2020 Annual Conference

June 18 & 19th - UT Conference Center - Downtown Knoxville, TN

eBUG 2020 Cancelled - 3/27/2020

The eBUG planning committee continues to monitor developments pertaining to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Current information suggests that the virus will still be of concern in June. We are also anticipating the continued restrictions of institutional travel, which will affect the attendance of presenters, attendees, and vendors.

For the safety of our members, we feel it is in our best interest to cancel the 2020 Conference for June 18th-19th in Downtown Knoxville.

As a result, we are in the early planning stages to host a virtual meeting in Fall 2020 to hold elections, conduct business, and get updates from ELUNA and ExLibris. There will be no charge to attend. More information will be available later this summer. I hope you will decide to be a part of this meeting! I also encourage anyone interested to consider running for Chair-Elect!

Call for Proposals

Presentations are being sought on topics relating to Ex Libris or ProQuest products, including interoperability, library instruction, technical services and public services. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for library staff in the region and beyond to share best practices, experiences, and local initiatives using the Ex Libris and ProQuest products.

  • We encourage ELUNA speakers to consider submitting their proposal to eBUG.

  • eBUG will accommodate presentations in 15, 30, and 45 minute lengths. When filling out the proposal form, please indicate which time length is preferred.

  • If you are concerned about your own attendance, we are exploring options with the conference facility to virtually present via Zoom or Webex.

  • Chosen presenters must agree to provide ELUNA and Ex Libris with copies of their presentations for posting on their respective websites, if requested. Conference registration fees will be reduced for presenters of accepted proposals.


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, registration will cost approximately $50. This cost includes:

  • Attendance for both days of the conference.

  • Catered Lunch on June 19th

  • Parking for both days

Registration will open in April 2020 and will close on June 1st, 2020. Due to catering and space planning, no refunds will be given for cancellations made after June 1st, 2020.

Preliminary Schedule:

Thursday June 18th

  • 1pm - 2:30pm Workshop Sessions A

  • 2:45pm - 4:15pm Workshop Sessions B

  • 5pm - 6:30pm Dinner on your own
    (Group Sign Up Available)

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm eBUG Social (Sponsored by Third Iron)


Friday June 19th

  • 8am-9am Breakfast

  • 9am-9:15am Business Meeting

  • 9:15am - 12pm ExLibris, ELUNA, and Vendor Updates

  • 12pm - 1pm Lunch

  • 1pm - 4pm Presentations

  • 4pm - 4:30pm Wrap-Up / Conclusion

Hotels Nearby:

Hilton Knoxville

Located across the street from UT Conference Center
501 W Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 523-2300

Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown

Located one block away from the UT Conference Center
525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-2800


University of Tennessee Conference Center:

600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902


Locust Street Garage

540 Locust Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

For those not staying at a local hotel.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Institutional Sponsors:

Third Party Sponsors:

2020 Conference Planning Committee

Travis Clamon, Chair, East Tennessee State University
Tao You, Co-Chair, Vanderbilt University
Jamen McGranahan, Treasurer, Vanderbilt University
Mike Rogers, University of Tennessee