Tuesday, March 06, 2012

CFP: Charleston Conference 2012 (Accentuate the Positive)

CFP: Charleston Conference 2012 (Accentuate the Positive)

Charleston Conference is pleased to announce that our 2012 Call for Papers and Call for Preconferences forms are now open.  The 2012 Charleston Conference (www.katina.info/conference) will be held November 7-10 in beautiful historic downtown Charleston, SC.

The 32nd annual conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition will  have the theme "Accentuate the Positive!"

The Call for Preconferences form is online at:

The deadline to receive proposals for preconference sessions is April 6, 2012.  All preconferences will be held on Wednesday, November 7.

The Call for Papers form is online at:

The deadline to receive session proposals is June 15, 2012.  We are looking for proposals that tie into our theme for 2012, "Accentuate the Positive!"  The main conference will be held from Thursday, November 8, through Saturday, November 10, and we are seeking proposals for the following sessions:

* Lively Lunches: 75 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, focused on audience interaction and discussion

* Concurrent Sessions: 45 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, standard presentation with 5-10 minutes for Q&A.

* Innovation Sessions: 30 minute sessions on Saturday, focused on new technology, innovations, etc.

* Poster Sessions: 90 minute sessions on Thurs or Fri, 6 ft. table and chairs provided. You are responsible for bringing your own poster and display board appropriate for table top display.

* Shotgun Sessions: 6 minute, 40 second PowerPoint presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. A group of topically related Shotgun Sessions will be grouped together in a single concurrent session time slot.

Specifically, we'd like to have a series of Shotgun Sessions (short, Petcha Kutcha-like sessions of 6 minutes, 20 seconds each) relating to success stories in the library.  Our other topical threads are listed on the proposal form.

Please contact Leah Hinds with any questions at leah@katina.info.  We look forward to seeing you in Charleston this November!


The Charleston Conference Team

(Please forgive the cross postings)

Tom Gilson
Associate Editor, Against the Grain
Head of Reference Emeritus
Addlestone Library
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424