Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CFP: North Carolina Serials Conference (April 6, 2018 - Chapel Hill NC)

We are pleased to announce 27th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2018 conference theme: Blazing a New Path: Diversity, Collaboration, and Innovation. 

Libraries strive to offer users the widest possible array of content to meet their information needs, but face many challenges in doing so. In the face of external constraints, such as budget cuts and reduced staffing, the complexities of scholarly publishing, and constantly shifting patron needs, innovation in the face of change has become a necessary tool for survival.
Please join us for a day of discussion around how we've collaborated across traditional organizational boundaries to find new ways to get things done, how we've expanded conversations to include people and ideas outside of traditional norms to improve services and workflows, how we've worked to expand the diversity of the staff at our organizations, and ways we've re-scoped our collections and/or workflows to acknowledge the diversity of our user populations to better serve their needs.

Proposals may address any aspect of the serials industry or serials management and may be submitted by any member of the community including librarians, staff, students, publishers, and vendors.

Proposals should be submitted using this form.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 8, 2017.

Proposals will require the following information:
  • Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address)
  • A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker
  • Presentation title
  • An abstract (approximately 100 words)
  • Type of program
    • Presentation (45 minutes)
    • Technology tips and tricks lightning talk (5-7 minutes)
    • Other (please provide details)
Please note: Presenters' registration expenses will be waived.

The Planning Committee will review all proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed (with notice) to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.

Molly Hansen
Assistant Marketing Manager | Oxford University Press
Institutional and Corporate Marketing