Wednesday, January 16, 2008

CFP: Michigan Library Association 2008 Conference

CFP: Michigan Library Association 2008 Conference

October 21-24, 2008
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Deadline: January 31, 2008

Call for Papers Form

Call for Presentations for MLA's 2008 Annual Conference at the Radisson in Kalamazoo, October 22-24, 2008. We will not be holding a preconference this year so conference will be three days instead of four.

This year's theme, Shaping our Tomorrow, encompasses all that we do today to make tomorrow better as an association, at our libraries, and in our own professional and personal lives. It is a message of hope and a message of action. As you consider your program proposals, think about the following: What tools do we need to learn to use to be successful tomorrow? How should we shape our collections, content, and physical or online spaces? What partnerships and collaborations can we foster in our communities to help each other? How can we develop as individual library workers to benefit both our own careers and meet our library's goals? What strategies do leaders need to develop or to deepen in order to guide their organizations?

The Conference Program Subcommittee invites you to investigate the following tracks for the conference and to think about both the future of our field and the practices and plans that are helping us get there:
• Access
• Advocacy
• Collections
• Leadership and Management
• Marketing/Fundraising
• Patron Service
• Technology

The goal of this conference is to provide the tools necessary to ensure that library services and programs continue to be vital resources for the 21st Century communities. Our future is in our hands.

If you have any questions, please email Kara Gust (Michigan State University) at