Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Call for Panel Sessions, ACRL National Conference 2011 (Philadelphia)

Call for Panel Sessions, ACRL National Conference 2011 (Philadelphia)

The ACRL Panel Sessions Selection Committee invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 National Conference to be held in historic Philadelphia, March 30 - April 2, 2011.

Panel sessions are one-hour presentations by two-to-three presenters that allow the participants to address an issue of concern to academic or research librarians. These sessions should be geared toward helping attendees understand multiple perspectives on a topic through active participation. Panelists may wish to debate each other, pose questions to the audience or each other, or help the audience engage actively. Panels that include library stakeholders (faculty, IT, administrators, students, vendors, and others) are encouraged.

Issues and topics should address one the following conference tracks:
*Evolutions in Higher Education
*Unite with Users: Reinventing the User Experience
*Diversify our Interdependence: Building Relationships
*Harness Lightning: Technology in the Service of Libraries
*Inventing Your Library's Future
*The Shape of Tomorrow: Liberating Collection Development
*You Say You Want a Revolution: Next Generation Librarianship

The deadline for panel session proposals is May 10, 2010.
Proposals may be submitted through the online proposal submission form.

Please note that you may start and save an incomplete proposal, and edit or add additional information before the proposal deadline date.

More information about the conference tracks, proposal requirements and instructions, and selection criteria and presenter requirements can be found online at:

Questions about panel session submissions can be directed to:
Nicole Cooke, Montclair State University,
Lynne King, Schenectady Community College,