The charge of the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group is “to organize informal discussion meetings and presentations on well-defined issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.” Last year, for example, the Discussion Leaders presented “Values Driven Services: What Are Your Library’s Core Values?” Other areas of interest may include but are not limited to: user experience, assessment, demand-driven acquisitions, information literacy, spaces and services, trends and forecasting, etc.
If you are passionate about academic libraries and would like to share ideas and lead a discussion at the ALA Annual Conference, please consider submitting a proposal. Submissions should be sent to Eric Frierson, Group Co-Convener, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 27th at 5pm EDT. Since the selection will use a blind review process, submissions should consist of:
- a cover page with the presenter’s name, title, institution, and email address
- a second page containing the proposal with the following:
- summary of proposed presentation (500 words or less, please)
- description of how you will engage the group in discussion
- 2-3 learning outcomes that specify what participants will be able to do as a result of the presentation
The selected presenter will be notified by April 10th, 2015. If selected, you may be asked to join the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group Committee in a WebEx meeting to plan the event together. The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group meeting will convene on Saturday, June 27, 2014, from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
(photo credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg)