Thursday, April 07, 2016

ACRL 2017 - Call for Panel Session Proposals - due May 6, 2016

As a member of the ACRL 2017 Panel Sessions Committee, I strongly encourage you to submit a proposal (or more than one!) for a panel discussion of your favorite topic at the ACRL 2017 Conference ( in Baltimore.  A panel session offers an opportune occasion for two to four presenters to engage in a cohesive and productive conversation about a topic of importance to academic libraries and librarianship.  Lasting 60 minutes (including time for Q&A), the discussion proves effective in prompting the audience to think about the topic and/or share insights from different perspectives.

Conference tags ( are available to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme.  Proposals for traditionally underrepresented topics such as scholarly communication, special collections/archives, and technical services are especially welcome!

Information about submitting a proposal is online at:

When you are ready for the submission, start the process here:

The submission deadline is May 6, 2016.  Feel free to contact me or the Panel Sessions Committee Chairs Adrian Ho ( and Heidi Steiner Burkhardt ( if you have any questions.

Cheryl Middleton/Associate Professor
Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement
OSU Libraries
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331