Monday, October 22, 2012

CFP: "Back in the Stacks: Bringing Professional Organizations into Professional Life" (ALA Midwinter 2013)

Call for Presenters: "Back in the Stacks: Bringing Professional Organizations into Professional Life"

ALA Midwinter Conference
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:30am-11:30am
Room Location TBA

Where is the common ground between our roles in organizations like ACRL and our day-to-day work as academic librarians? How can we translate our professional service into practical skills during the 9 to 5? 

ACRL’s New Members Discussion Group is seeking panelists for our upcoming moderated conversation at ALA Midwinter 2013, which will discuss the relationship between our professional careers and our day jobs. 

Topics may include leveraging organizational experience at work (or vice versa), balancing one's job and one's professional involvement, getting involved on a small budget, publishing or presenting about the workplace at conferences, maintaining a professional network to improve one's work performance, and more. Be creative! The dynamics of the discussion will be driven by the unique experiences of the panelists.

If you are interested in speaking on this panel, please complete the submission form available at:

Submissions will be accepted until November 2, 2012 and all candidates will be notified whether they were selected by November 9, 2012.

ACRL New Members Discussion Group
---Tyler Dzuba,   University of Rochester
---John M. Jackson,   University of Southern California
---Elizabeth Psyck,   Grand Valley State University