Monday, December 12, 2005

ACRL seeks presentations for its 13th National Conference

ACRL seeks presentations for its 13th National Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) National Conference Executive Committee invites proposal submissions for its 13th National Conference to be held in Baltimore, March 29 - April 1, 2007.

The ACRL 13th National Conference offers a forum for an exciting and energizing exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions in the field of academic and research librarianship. The conference theme, “Sailing into the Future - Charting our Destiny,” recognizes that the coming together of nearly 3,000 colleagues gives academic and research librarians a chance to discuss, think, and dream about the future for libraries.

The executive committee seeks proposals for a variety of session formats including contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions. Descriptions of session formats are online at

Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks and themes and to think about both the future for academic librarianship and the practices and plans that will help librarians get there. Conference track and theme descriptions are available at

Deadlines for proposal submissions are as follows:

May 10, 2006 - Contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, and workshops

October 20, 2006 - Poster sessions

January 10, 2007 - Roundtable discussions

Full text of the Call for Participation is available online at (Click "Proposals"). The Call also will appear as an insert in the November 2005 issue of C&RL News. Please note that proposals must be submitted via the online proposal form (

Questions about the Call for Presentation or Baltimore conference should be directed to Margot Sutton,, 312-280-2522. Complete details about the conference are online at