Monday, September 17, 2012

CFP: Cyber Zed Shed at ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis

CFP: Cyber Zed Shed at ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis

Are you a tech savvy librarian using new technologies in innovative ways to help your students and faculty? Adapting existing technologies to reach user needs? Here is an opportunity to share your innovations with your colleagues, library administrators, and others at ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis. The Cyber Zed Shed Committee is looking for proposals that document technology-related innovations in every area of the library. Cyber Zed Shed presentations provide an opportunity to share ideas that can inspire your colleagues to incorporate a new technology in their library or find a new application for an existing technology to address new and old problems in various library environments:

·         teaching in a classroom
·         providing answers to questions from patrons
·         acquiring, cataloging, processing or preserving materials
·         providing other library services
Cyber Zed Shed presentations are 20 minutes, with 15 minutes to present a demonstration, and five additional minutes for audience questions. Presentations should document technology-related innovations in academic and research libraries. A computer, data projector, screen, microphone, and stage will be provided. You will be responsible for bringing all other equipment required for your demonstration, except as agreed to in advance. 

We invite you to submit your most innovative proposals. Submissions are due by November 9, 2013 and may be submitted via the online form available in the Call for Participation

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522.

2013 ACRL CyberZed Shed Committee:
Lynn Sutton, Wake Forest University, (Co-Chair)
Arlene Salazar, Texas State University, (Co-Chair)
Meg Atwater-Singer, University of Evansville
Roy Degler, Oklahoma State University
Courtney Hoffner, UCLA
Sue McFadden, Indiana University East
Kathy Ray, University of Nevada Reno
Jacqueline Sipes, George Mason University
Danielle Skaggs, Danielle, CSU Northridge
Tedford, Rosalind, Wake Forest University
Rhianna Williams, Michigan Technological University