THIRD CALL FOR PROPOSALS, DEADLINE EXTENDED (March 5th): 2012 ILA-ACRL Spring Conference - Luther College in Decorah, Iowa

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THIRD Call for Presentation Proposals

ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Build on Our Strengths :: Design for our Future

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals:  Mar. 5, 2012

Librarians, library support personnel, faculty, and collaborators from academic libraries are invited to submit proposals on topics relevant to the theme of strengths and design in academic libraries. Come share with your colleagues your innovations and ideas to ensure a relevant, thriving library.
Presentations may address, but need not be limited to:
·               What makes your library shine?
·               Do you have building projects that are changing the shape of how we provide services?
·               How should we develop new services for users?
·               How do we connect with users these days?
·               Are there traditional services you provide in a nontraditional or unique way?
·               College archives--a underutilized pain or a distinctive asset?
·               What unique resources/programs has your library offered that have positively impacted your community?
Sessions are 45 minutes. We recommend that presentations be approximately 30-35 minutes allowing 10-15 minutes for questions. Please note that conference sessions may be recorded and shared via video podcasting.
The committee will be evaluating the proposals from these perspectives: organization and clarity, demonstrated knowledge of the subject, adaptability to other institutions, interest to the academic library community, relevance to the conference theme, and collaboration among or within institutions. For more detailed criteria, see the ILA/ACRL conference website.
New This Year: Lightning Rounds
The Conference Planning Committee will offer two lightning rounds for the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2012. Topics for the separate Lightning Rounds are: 
Building Issues andInstruction. A moderator for the Lightning Round sessions will give each interested speaker 5 minutes to share their ideas or experiences. No advance registration will be required for these sessions.
Submission Procedure for Presentation Proposals
Please e-mail the following documents by Friday, Feb. 13, 2012 to:
Ericka A. Raber
Concurrent Session Coordinator, ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Planning Committee
a)  A completed proposal form (see below).
b)  A description of your session (200 – 350 words) without identifying information.
c)  A separate cover sheet with identifying information (see below).
The Selection Committee will review the submitted proposals without attached cover sheets.
The Committee will communicate the results to applicants via e-mail by March 1, 2012.
ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Presentation Proposal
Presentation Title: _________________________________________________
Content Focus (check as many as applicable):
__Collections (e.g. Government Documents, Archives, etc.)
__Human Resources (e.g. Staff Development, Student Employee Training, Communication, etc.)
__Technology (e.g. Digitization Projects, Podcasting, Streaming audio/video, etc.)
__Public Services issues (e.g. Circulation, ILL, Reference, etc.)
__Technical Services issues (e.g. Cataloging, Collection Development, Periodicals, Acquisitions, etc.)
__Current Issues (e.g. Privacy, Copyright, Plagiarism, Creative Solutions, etc.)
__Collaborations (e.g. Faculty/Staff/Librarian, Inter-institutional, Campus/Community)
__Instruction/Information Literacy
__Other _______________________________________________________________
Each presentation room will be furnished with a computer, wireless internet access, projection system, screen, podium, table, and chair.
Please indicate below:
_____ Yes, I need access to the Internet
Equipment you will bring (e.g., computer, cables, etc.):
Do you have additional equipment needs?
(Separate page for cover sheet)
Contact Information:
Presentation Title ­­­__________________________________________
Institution ________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________
Work Phone_________________ Email________________________