Tuesday, September 08, 2015

CFP: Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries (May 20, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan)

Michigan Library Association
Academic Libraries Conference

May 20, 2016
Lansing, Michigan

Call for Program and Poster Proposals
Do you have a great project, skill set, or idea to share with your academic library colleagues? Have you faced a challenge or implemented a solution that will benefit others? If so, consider submitting a presentation or poster proposal for Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries, to be held May 20, 2016 in Lansing, Michigan.

We're interested in proposals on topics in every area of librarianship, addressing the issues critical to academic libraries. We welcome proposals that explore the present and the future of academic library collections, staffing and services. 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. Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries is a juried process and proposals will be evaluated on their relevance to the academic library profession, originality, creativity and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes. Individuals selected as a program presenter will be expected to give a 45-minute presentation, including some time for questions and discussion. Poster presenters will present during the poster session from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016.
The submission deadline for presentations is Monday, November 2, 2015 and the deadline for poster proposals is Friday, February 12, 2016.

Feel free to post and forward this call for proposals to colleagues who are doing work that Michigan librarians should know about! We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Program proposals may be submitted at:
Poster proposals may be submitted at:

Call for Jurors
Want to contribute to Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries? 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 and roles to evaluate and rank proposals based on a provided rubric. Jurors must be current MLA members and will be required to read and evaluate program proposals between November 9 - 24, 2015 and poster proposals between February 15 - 26, 2016.
Juror information can be submitted at:

Any questions may be sent to Kristy Doak, Director of Professional Development atkdoak@milibraries.org or 517-394-2774.