Wednesday, October 05, 2011

CFP: ER&L 2012 (Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference)

CFP: ER&L 2012 (Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference)

ER&L Conference Planning Committee encourages you to submit a proposal for the 2012 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference!

ER&L is seeking to advance the discussion in these following areas with this 2012 Call for Proposals, with detailed descriptions included below:
•    Managing e-Resources in Libraries
•    Collection Development and Assessment
•    Workflow & Organizations
•    External & User Relationships
•    Emerging and Future Technologies
•    Scholarly Communication & Licensing
•    Library as Publisher

Proposal Evaluation: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness. We will also hold a period of open voting to allow potential attendees to help shape the program. Proposals should be for original work that has not been published. We may request that some presenters combine sessions with complementary subject matter. Proposal Types: ER&L is looking for individual presentations, panels with differing perspectives, and half day, hands-on preconference workshops.  When submitting a proposal, choose one proposal type.


Policy/ Planning Committee Questions? Please direct questions about the Call for Proposals and Workshops to Elizabeth Winter ( and Xan Arch (

Submission Site/ General Questions? Please direct questions related to the submission site to Sandy Tijerina ( or to Bonnie Tijerina (

Registration Questions? Information will be posted ER&L's web site. Registration is open as of October 17, 2011 and the conference does sell out.

•    Visit the Instructions tab to walk you through the bullet points of the submission process.
•    In this site, Proposal Manager/Creator should be prepared to provide a title, keywords, learning objectives, an abstract, proposal details, presenter/ co-presenter contact details, as well as agree to recording and use and speaker discount statements on this submission form.
•    Submitters may revisit this site and make modifications to their submissions.
•    Accepted proposals earn a 25% discount off of conference registration.
•    The Proposal Creator will affirm acknowledgement of this discount in the submission form.
•    ER&L requests specific recording and use of it's presenters. The Proposal Creator will agree to the ER&L recording and use policy in this submission form.
•    ER&L staff is available for questions about this site. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.

Submission Deadline: Thu Dec 1 2011, 11:59pm EST