Deadline for Presentation Proposals for ILA/ACRL Spring Conference

February 13, 2012 - 11:30 pm

Librarians, library support personnel, faculty, and collaborators from academic libraries are invited to submit proposals on topics relevant to the theme of strengths and design in academic libraries. Come share with your colleagues your innovations and ideas to ensure a relevant, thriving library.

ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2012 will be held Friday, May 25, 2012 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The theme is Build on Our Strengths: Design for our Future. Librarians, library support personnel, faculty, and collaborators from academic libraries have been invited to submit proposals on topics relevant to the theme of strengths and design in academic libraries.

Presentations may address, but need not be limited to:
· What makes your library shine?
· Do you have building projects that are changing the shape of how we provide services?
· How should we develop new services for users?
· How do we connect with users these days?
· Are there traditional services you provide in a nontraditional or unique way?
· College archives--a underutilized pain or a distinctive asset?
· What unique resources/programs has your library offered that have positively impacted your community?

Sessions are 45 minutes. Presentations will be approximately 30-35 minutes, allowing 10-15 minutes for questions. Conference sessions may be recorded and shared via video podcasting.

The Conference Planning Committee will offer two lightning rounds for the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2012. Topics for the separate Lightning Rounds are: Building Issues and Instruction. A moderator for the Lightning Round sessions will give each interested speaker 5 minutes to share their ideas or experiences. No advance registration will be required for these sessions.

For more information on the conference and procedure for prevention proposals, visit http://www.iowaacrl.org/content/events/2012springconference