CFP URL: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/call-for-papers/
We are excited to announce that the 2018 Call for Papers, Ideas, Panels, Debates, Diatribes, Speakers, Poster Sessions, etc. is now open. The proposal deadline is Friday, July 13.
Submit your proposal now!
Do you have ideas, challenges, solutions, or information to share? We’re seeking proposals on topics related to collection development and acquisitions, including, but not limited to:
- analysis and assessment,
- digital scholarship,
- end users/use statistics,
- library entrepreneurship,
- professional development,
- scholarly communication, and
- technology and trends.
Another area of focus is our “Up and Comer” session thread. This is for topics relating to, or presenters who are new to the profession, new to the Charleston Conference, MLIS students or recent graduates, etc. It is related to the Up and Comer Award, which will open for nominations in June. 2017 award winners are listed at http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/2017-up-comer-award-winners/.
The Charleston Conference wishes to provide opportunities for everyone to be heard. We encourage proposals that include representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process, so please consider the diversity of your panel. Also, please note that conference sessions are meant for librarians, publishers, and vendors to discuss issues of interest to them all. They are not an opportunity for marketing products or services.
2018 Theme and Important Dates
2018 Registration Rates and Information
Questions should be directed to Beth Bernhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leah Hinds at email@example.com.
Charleston Conference presenters will be required to:
- register for and attend the conference; and
- grant permission for possible video and/or audio recording and broadcast of their presentation.
It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you submit a paper for the conference proceedings. If you elect to do so, we ask that you:
- assign the Charleston Conference first publication rights, and
- submit your paper through our Digital Commons portal on the Purdue University Press website using the guidelines and the deadline provided. Slides and rough outlines will not be accepted.
The Charleston Conference Planning Committee will evaluate the content of your proposal for relevance to the conference theme and threads, originality, and timeliness. Special attention will be given to proposals that:
- are oriented toward providing practical, concrete information for practicing professionals;
- demonstrate innovative or entrepreneurial thinking;
- that include a diverse representation from the different viewpoints and stakeholders in the scholarly communications process;
- generate ideas or report research that contribute to ongoing discussion about the future of the library and information industry;
- present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology; and
- encourage active learning among conference attendees.
Proposal notifications will be sent out in early August.