Wednesday, October 05, 2016

CFP: MI-ALA 2017 Annual Conference (Making Connections: Academic Libraries, Communities, and Purpose) - Grand Rapids May 2017

MI-ALA 2017 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals
Making Connections: Academic Libraries, Communities, and Purpose

May 18-19, 2017

Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University

Grand Rapids, MI

MI-ALA invites you and your colleagues to submit presentation proposals for the second annual conference to be held May 18-19 in Grand Rapids. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions in librarianship. We welcome proposals in any topic related to academic libraries, including, but not limited to:

  • Administration
  • Assessment
  • Budgets
  • Collections
  • Critical Librarianship
  • Failures
  • Instruction
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Partnerships/Collaboration
  • Programming
  • Technology
  • User Experience

Participation from librarians, library staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries is encouraged.

Proposals for 50-minute long (including Q&A) presentations and workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, December 12, 2016. The primary contact for proposals will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and decisions on proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by Friday, January 20, 2017.

Questions about proposals can be sent to Hazel McClure or Cara Cadena Questions about the conference in general can be sent to Learn more at the conference webpage

Ashley Blinstrub
MI-ALA Communications and Marketing Chair