Saturday, October 27, 2012

Call for Proposals: 2013 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

Call for Proposals: 2013 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter ( invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2013 Annual Conference. This event entitled "Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College" will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Whether you call it engagement, outreach, or 'adding value,' academic libraries connect with their users in meaningful ways that build community. They create collections, services, and spaces that bring people together and encourage creative inquiry, discourse, and collaboration. At their best, academic libraries are sites for developing the shared sense of purpose and place that is at the heart of academic life. Collaborative collection building with faculty and students, embedded librarianship, support for research and collaboration, first-year experience programs, and development of the academic commons are just a few ways that librarians connect users with the library and with one another. How does your library build community?

We are seeking innovative thinkers and doers to offer presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and "show-and-tell" booths to share creative ideas and initiatives on how our libraries can build communities in higher education.

For suggested topics and instructions for submitting a proposal, follow this link:

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Friday, November 30, 2012. Questions should be directed to Karin Heffernan (, Lisa Palmer (, Alan Witt (, or Carol Will (

Jenny Fielding
Instruction & Outreach Librarian
Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library
Fitchburg State University