Friday, July 22, 2011

CFP: Florida Association of College and Research libraries Fall 2011 Annual Program

CFP: Florida Association of College and Research libraries Fall 2011 Annual Program

Florida Association of College and Research Libraries
Fall 2011 Annual Program Call for Proposals

The Florida Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) is conducting their annual fall program on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, 2011 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.  For more information on the program, please see our site at:

The main topic of this year’s program is “Future of Academic Libraries in Florida”.  We are excited to announce our keynote speakers will be Jim Morris and Shirley Hallblade, Co-Chairs of the statewide Task Force for the Future of Academic Libraries in Florida.

FACRL invites you to submit paper presentations (45 minutes) and poster sessions under the following themes:

A: Return of Investment (ROI) in Academic Libraries

1.      ROI measures
2.      Assessment, ACRL metrics and learning outcomes
3.      Preparation for SACS reaffirmation

B: Content Delivery and User Expectations

1.      Practical experience using new discovery tools
2.      User expectations and response
3.      Impact on academic libraries

C: Constant Change....Constant Opportunity

1.      Professional development for working librarians
2.      Emerging technologies
3.      Library schools and course offerings to meet challenge of ever changing technologies

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Proposals may be submitted by a single speaker or a panel of speakers. To be considered as a presenter, please provide the following:
1.    Type of program (paper or poster session)
2.    Proposal theme
3.    Proposal title and an abstract (200 words)
4.    Learning outcomes (200 words)
5.    Contact information for all the presenters:
a.    Name
b.    Position
c.    Institution and address
d.    Phone
e.    Email address

Please mark your proposal with a subject line “FACRL annual conference proposal” and email to Anjana H Bhatt at  no later than Monday, August 8, 2011.  Acceptance letters will be mailed on or before Monday, August 22, 2011.

A final copy of the presentation or the final poster session abstract must be submitted on or before Monday, October 17, 2011 for inclusion in the conference brochure and the web site.