Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Call for Proposals for NC Serials Conference 2012: Dec. 7 Deadline!

Call for Proposals for NC Serials Conference 2012: Dec. 7 Deadline!

Call for Proposals

21st Annual North Carolina Serials Conference Déjà vu all over again: familiar problems, new solutions March 16, 2012 The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education Chapel Hill, NC

The 2012 North Carolina Serials Conference Planning Committee invites proposals and suggestions for presentations on any aspect of the serials industry or serials management.   The Committee welcomes participation from all members of the serials profession including publishers, vendors, and systems developers, faculty and staff in all types of libraries, and Library and Information Science faculty.  Students seeking a forum to share findings from serials-related research or work experience are also encouraged to submit proposals.  The Committee hopes to continue previous successes by assembling a program that both shares and inspires creativity, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Submit proposals by e-mail in a document attachment to Beth Bernhardt at (or contact Beth with any questions regarding submitting a proposal).  Deadline for submission is December 7, 2011.

When submitting a proposal, please include the following information:

1.    Name(s)
2.    Mailing Address
3.    Telephone number, fax number, and email address(es)
4.    Short (50 words or less) biographical description about proposed speakers
5.    Proposed title 
6.    A 200-300 word abstract, which clearly states the proposal topic, its relationship to serials, and its relevance for conference attendees
7.    Estimate of time required to present topic (note: most sessions are 45-60 minutes)

Please note:  Travel and registration expenses will have to be paid by the presenter.  

The Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance to the current serials environment, and fit with the overall Conference content.  The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed (with notice) to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.