Thursday, September 04, 2014

CFP: Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries 2015 (May 28-29, 2015 - Bay City, Michigan)

CFP: Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries 2015 (May 28-29, 2015 - Bay City, Michigan)


Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries 2015
May 28-29, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton
Bay City - Riverfront
Bay City, Michigan

Call For Program/Poster Proposals

Do you have a great project, skill set or idea to share with your academic library community? Faced a challenge or implemented a solution that would benefit your library colleagues?  Consider submitting a presentation or poster proposal for the Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries Conference to be held May 28 and 29, 2015 in Bay City, Michigan.

We’re interested in thoughtful proposals on topics in every area of librarianship, addressing the range of issues of critical concern to academic libraries. We’d like representation across the spectrum of academic librarianship: from the development of BibFrame to the expansion of PDA/DDA, from new methods of electronic resource management to the integration of MOOCS, to ARL’s ‘New Roles for New Times’ liaison model. Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, staff and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges and community colleges).
Proposals should include a description of no more than 300 words and an abstract of no more than 75 words, along with at least one learning outcome. Proposals will be evaluated on relevance to academic library profession, originality and creativity, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.

The submission deadline for presentations is November 3Submit program proposals here.
The deadline for poster proposals is February 9Submit poster proposals here.
Feel free to post and share this call for proposals to colleagues who are doing work that Michigan Librarians should know about!  We're looking forward to seeing you!
Call for Jurors
Want to contribute to the 2014 Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries Conference?  Consider volunteering to be a juror!  We're looking for jurors for both the Programs and Poster sessions.

The Academic Libraries Work Group is looking for volunteers from a variety of academic libraries (community colleges, private institutions, public universities, etc…) and roles (technical services, reference services, administration, etc…) to evaluate and rank proposals based on a provided rubric.  Jurors must be current MLA members, and would be required to read and evaluate program proposals between November 10th and December 1st, and poster proposals between February 16th and March 9th.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Jill Spreitzer ( or Ellen Mueller ( (please do not reply to the list) with the following information by Monday, November 3, 2014:

    Your name
    Desired role: proposal juror or poster juror
    Your library type (community college, college, university, other—specify)
    Your job specialty (management, instruction, cataloging, reference, etc)