· The process and products of collaboration: lessons learned and best practices that establish librarians as full research, teaching, and learning partners in academic or community settings
· Librarian-faculty partnerships, their impact on research, and the influence of their findings on the collaborative approach
· Identification of knowledge gaps and research agendas
· Intra-institutional, inter-institutional and trans-national collaborations
· Community engagement and community informatics projects--stories of success and possible scenarios for the future
· Examples of recruiting, training, and mentoring the next generation of librarians to be research, teaching, and learning partners in their campus and communities
· Paper proposals should be submitted individually, and they will be grouped with others on a common theme, typically for a 90-minute session comprised of three paper presentations. The abstract submitted should state the focus of the paper and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Presentation time for papers should be no more than 20 minutes.
· This formal graphic presentation of the topic, offers an excellent opportunity for reporting on evaluation results and gathering detailed feedback on one’s work. Posters should be no larger than 40" high and 44" wide. Graduate student submissions are encouraged.
· The abstract should describe how three or more panelists will creatively present a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions between panelists and audience members. Proposals should provide a description of the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists who have agreed to participate with their qualifications and contributions to the panel.