Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Call for proposals for ILL Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter (Philadelphia)

Call for proposals for ILL Discussion Group at ALA Midwinter (Philadelphia)

The ILL Discussion Group of the “Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section” (STARS) of RUSA invites the submission of presentation topics for the 2014 American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Philadelphia.

The ILL Discussion Group is a popular and valuable forum during the ALA Annual Mid-Winter Conference, where attendees learn about emerging services, technologies, trends, and notable research projects conducted in the area of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

ILL practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal.
Please include in the submission:
1. Your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information.
2. A proposed presentation title.
3. A brief discussion of the unique contribution, potential impact, or significance of the topic to the practice or scholarship of interlibrary loan/document delivery.

For examples of projects presented at past forums, please see the ILL Discussion Group’s website:  http://connect.ala.org/node/66369

Two topics or projects will be selected for 15-minute presentations, followed by open discussion.
Proposals are due by Sunday, November 30, 2013.  Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, December 9th, 2013.

The ILL Discussion Group is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Please send submissions by email to:
Dallas Long (dlong@ilstu.edu) or to Jan Sung (jansung@hawaii.edu)
Chair and Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, ILL Discussion Group