Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ACRL posted a call for proposals

With lots of lead time and a request for "edgy" proposals, if you have any research or "crystal ball gazing" topics, I think you should consider applying.

Submit a proposal for 2009 ACRL National Conference

The ACRL National Conference Executive Committee invites proposal submissions for its 14th National Conference to be held in Seattle, March 12-15, 2009. The ACRL 14th National Conference offers a forum for an exciting and energizing exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions in the field of academic and research librarianship. The conference theme, "Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend," reflects the promise and the challenge of the Northwest. The ACRL National Conference Executive Committee invites submitters to send their edgiest, most "out-there" proposals, to help make ACRL 2009 a truly groundbreaking conference!

Proposals are sought for a variety of formats including contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions. Deadlines for proposal submissions are as
  • May 12, 2008 - Contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, and workshops
  • October 20, 2008 - Poster sessions
  • November 23, 2008 - Roundtable discussions

Full text of the Call for Participation is available online at (Click "Proposals"). Complete details about the conference are online at

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

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