Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CFP: 2016 North Carolina Serials Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 25th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. http://web.lib.ecu.edu/ncserialsconference/

The Conference Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2016 conference theme:  NC Serials Conference at 25: The Age of Discovery. We offer our users a rich array of physical and electronic resources. How do our communities gain access? How can we help in the discovery process? What tools have
we found useful for managing our collections? How do we help users navigate our resources and connect to what they want and need in their research? How have we charted our course in the turbulent waters of serials and electronic resources? What is the engine for our future? Let's share our discoveries and best practices, explore innovations on
the horizon, and participate in a day when ideas are generated and connections are made. Come celebrate our 25th year!

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

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail in an attachment to Maria Collins and Kendall McKenzie at mdcollin@ncsu.edu  and kendall.mckenzie@dukeupress.edu. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 4, 2015.

When submitting a proposal, please include the following information:

1. Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address)
2. A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker
3. Presentation title
4. An abstract (approximately 100 words)
5. Type of Program
·         Presentation
·         Panel Discussion
·         Hands-on Workshop
·         Lightning Talk
·         Other (please provide details)
6. Estimate of time required to present topic

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.

Maria Collins
Head, Acquisitions and Discovery
NCSU Libraries
Editor, Serials Review