Friday, September 07, 2012

Call for Poster Session Proposals: “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries”

Call for Poster Session Proposals: “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries”

The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Symposium
 December 7, 2012

The 2012 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries” will focus on academic librarians who seek out new opportunities for collaboration, innovation and creative service offerings that meet our users’ evolving needs with limited resources. At ACRL/NY’s 31st annual symposium, we will explore how academic librarians can actively promote risk-taking and develop an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approach to service.

ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the symposium.  It can address any issue related to this theme.  Examples follow:
  • New programs
  • Retraining
  • New entrepreneurial initiatives
  • New cost-saving collaborations
  • Non-traditional roles for the library and/or librarians
  • Programming on a shoestring/limited budget
  • Revenue generating service/project
  • Cooperative projects; such as across institutions or departments
  • New online tools
  • Software development
  • Open source software or projects
  • Resource sharing projects
  • Strategic planning initiatives
  • Marketing your library's services
  • Branding in the library
  • Empowerment through Friends of the Library groups
  • Working with institutional advancement and marketing & communications on campus
  • Writing a successful business plan/project proposal
  • From librarian to independent information specialist/consultant
Please submit your proposal using the online form at
The deadline for submission is Friday, September 14, 201
Accepted posters will be notified by Monday, October 1, 2012
For some helpful poster pointers, check the “poster presentations” tab on the LibGuide at

The Symposium will take place on Friday December 7, 2012 in New York City at the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room
14-220 (14th floor).

For further information about the symposium and poster sessions, go to

We look forward to your submissions!
The 2012 ACRL/NY Symposium Committee