Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Submit a proposal for a Cyber Zed Shed presentation at theACRL 13th National Conference

Submit a proposal for a Cyber Zed Shed presentation at theACRL 13th National Conference

Are you a tech savvy librarian using new technologies in innovative ways to help your library be more effective, efficient and productive? Here is an opportunity to share your innovations with your colleagues, library administrators, and others at the “Cyber Zed Shed” at the ACRL 13th National Conference!

The ACRL 13th National Conference Innovations Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a Cyber Zed Shed presentation. The committee is looking for proposals that document technology-related innovations in every area of the library. Whether you are teaching in a classroom, answering questions from patrons, acquiring, cataloging, processing or preserving materials, or providing other services, we’re interested!

Presentations will be shared at the Cyber Zed Shed during the ACRL 13th National Conference, which will be held in Baltimore, March 29 - April 1, 2007. Cyber Zed Shed presentations will be held throughout the day on Saturday, March 31, 2007, and will be located on the exhibit floor at the Baltimore Convention Center. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, December 8.

Cyber Zed Shed presentations are 20-minutes in length, with fifteen minutes to present a demonstration, and five additional minutes for audience Q&A. Presentations should document technology-related innovations in academic and research libraries. A computer, data projector, screen, microphone, and stage will be provided in the Cyber Zed Shed theater. You will be responsible for bringing all other equipment required for your demonstration except as agreed to in advance (see Call for Proposals online for details).

The full text of the Cyber Zed Shed Call for Proposals is online at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/baltimore/program07/cyberzedshed.htm. Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form: https://marvin.foresightint.com/surveys/Tier1Survey/ACRL/133.

Proposals must be submitted by Friday, December 8, 2006 (5:00 p.m. CST).

Applicants will be notified via e-mail by January 15, 2007.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at msutton@ala.org, 312-280-2522.

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.