The ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, to be offered April 18-19, 2012, will explore how libraries are capitalizing on community collaborations in order to facilitate connectedness and demonstrate value. The institute will take place in an online conference community, which will provide an environment in which participants can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. Proposals are invited for session formats including:
Interactive Webcast (Synchronous)
An interactive Webcast allows speakers to present in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Participants can also interact by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments.
Lightning Talk (Asynchronous)
Lightning Talks are short, asynchronous presentations of 5-8 minutes, combining a PowerPoint presentation or other visual materials with voice narration by the presenters.
Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011. Full text of the Call for Proposals is available online. Questions about the Call for Proposals or the 2012 Spring Virtual Institute should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-280-2522