Monday, November 09, 2009

Call for Proposals, MLA Academic Libraries 2010

Call for Proposals, MLA Academic Libraries 2010

Save the date for "Academic Libraries 2010: Explore, Discover, Connect," the Michigan Library Association's first two-day event highlighting trends and issues in academic libraries. The event will be held May 6-7, 2010, at the Hotel Baronette in Novi, Michigan. The keynote speakers are Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and author of the "Online Databases" column for Library Journal; and Lori A. Goetsch, current President of ACRL and Dean of Libraries and Professor at Kansas State University.

We invite proposals to present at "Academic Libraries 2010: Explore, Discover, Connect." The proposal application, including selection criteria and requirements, is available online at The deadline for submitting a program proposal is November 30, 2009.

This event will showcase state and national cutting-edge trends, identify Michigan's unique issues, and connect academic library staff to their peers and colleagues. The Academic Libraries 2010 Work Group seeks a variety of proposals that will address topics that reflect the range of professional responsibilities found in academic libraries and that introduce new ideas or solutions to the challenges currently facing academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges) and job responsibilities (including but not limited to librarians, staff, and administrators).

The Academic Libraries 2010 Work Group is pleased to offer this unique opportunity! We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you at the event.

To renew your individual and institutional membership visit the MLA Membership Services Center at: Click on join/renew and update your record. If you have questions, e-mail Genny Allen at:

Kathy Irwin and Julia Nims
Co-Chairs of the Academic Libraries 2010 Work Group