Saturday, October 07, 2006

Posters needed: ACRL/NY Symposium 2006

Posters needed: ACRL/NY Symposium 2006

As the business model increasingly pervades the academy, librarians find themselves responding to a mentality that embraces the "bottom line." The 2006 ACRL/NY annual Symposium "Commercialization and the Academic Library: Mission Statement or Market Share" explores the commercialization of higher education, its impact on academic librarians, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

ACRL/NY invites you to present a poster session at the Symposium that addresses any issue related to this theme. This might be the presentation of a research study, a practical problem solving effort, or an innovative approach to addressing issues such as downsizing, shrinking budgets, and changes in organizational missions that are an outgrowth of the business
model approach.

Please email a 100-200 word description of your proposed poster session to Kris Wycisk at by October 27, 2006. Include author name(s), email and telephone contact numbers, and the title of the poster session. A limited number of poster proposals will be selected for presentation, and presenters will receive a reduced Symposium registration

The Symposium will take place in New York City at Baruch College on
Friday, December 1, 2006.

Kris Wycisk