Monday, February 29, 2016

CFP: Imagine the Next! The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians (October 17, 2016 - Greensboro, NC)

Imagine the Next!
The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians
October 17, 2016

Call for Proposals
The fifth  Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians ( will explore how librarians exhibit entrepreneurship by re-imagining libraries of the future now. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among those who do.
The conference will be held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on October 17, 2016.   It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
We seek librarians and information professionals to present about projects related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Creative ways librarians and libraries are re-imagining their roles
  • New programs or solutions that made a difference in your library or community
  • Initiatives that exhibited a culture of change and risk taking
  • Responses to external forces that inspired change
  • Beneficial change demonstrated through measurable outcomes

Presentation Formats:
Forty-five minute break-out sessions including Q&A which may be panels or single presenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Submit your proposal here. (

Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings.

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

Submission Deadline:
Proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2016.  
Notification of decisions will be by May 2, 2016.

For more information about keynote speakers and scheduling see the conference website ( or contact:
Mary Scanlon
Kathy Crowe