Call for Proposals - Spring 2010

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Call for Presentation Proposals


ILA/ACRL Spring Conference 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010 – Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education,

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Library is Open: Open Minds, Open Doors, Open Access


Extended Deadline for Receipt of Proposals:  February 15, 2010


Librarians, library support personnel, faculty, and collaborators from academic libraries are invited to submit proposals on topics relevant to the theme of openness in academic libraries, broadly interpreted. Come share with your colleagues your innovations and ideas to ensure a relevant, thriving library.


Presentation focuses may include, but are not limited to:


·         Open access initiatives

·         Institutional repositories

·         Intellectual property rights

·         Collaboration and library partnerships

·         Openness and library technology infrastructure

·         Open educational resources

·         Sustainability of open access

·         E-spaces and E-portfolios

·         Connections to the larger 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 will 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.



Submission Procedure

Please e-mail the following documents by Monday, February 1, 2010 to:

Beth McMahon

Chair, ILA/ACRL Spring Conference Planning Committee

m[email protected]


a)  one copy of the proposal form (see below)

b)  one copy of your summary (200 – 350 word description of your presentation) with identifying information (names, affiliations, and presentation title) on a cover sheet.


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, 2010.  

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 furnish 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?




Contact Information:




Institution ________________________________________________


Address __________________________________________________


Work Phone_________________ Email________________________