Category Archives: ACRL 2017

Submit Projects for the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

The expert panel has completed voting and the topics for the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition have been selected — below. The report is a collaboration between the NMC, the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, with ACRL as the distribution partner. It is set to be released on March 23, 2017, at the ACRL 2017 Conference. We’re now looking for any projects, programs, policies, or leadership initiatives that fit any of the chosen areas. View definitions and discussions of all of the final topics on the 2017 Horizon.Library Project wiki.

Submit examples through the brief web form with a title, a URL, and a one- or two-sentence description. The process takes about two minutes and the deadline is Monday, February 13. Complete details are available on the NMC website.

Submit ACRL 2017 Lightning Talk Proposals by Jan. 30

ACRL 2017 logoFire up colleagues in five-minute “Lightning” Sessions. Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies and services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your proposal before January 30, it’s quick and easy!  The top 30 proposals will be chosen by the innovations committee. Winners will be determined by popular vote in the conference app this February.

Show Us Your Roxane!

ACRL 2017 Roxane Gay poster contest entryAuthor and cultural critic Roxane Gay will be delivering the middle keynote at ACRL 2017 next March in Baltimore. She also happens to be featured on our new, completely fabulous conference poster!

To help celebrate the release of the poster, show us your best Roxane Gay face on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #acrl2017 by November 11 to enter to win a SIGNED copy of Bad Feminist, a GALLEY of Difficult Women (read it BEFORE the release this January!), or a Roxane Gay Difficult Women tour t-shirt. Make sure your posts or accounts are set to public so they are visible in the hashtag too!

Thanks to The Tuesday Agency for providing such awesome prizes!

ACRL 2017 Schedule, What’s New

ACRL 2017 logoThe ACRL 2017 program schedule is now available on the conference website. ACRL 2017 features more than 300 thought-provoking sessions hand-selected by your peers.

You can sort the schedule by date, session format, primary tag, or search for particular speakers. And while you can’t be in two places at once, your conference registration allows you access to over 200 of these sessions in the Virtual Conference for one full year after the event!

While you’re on the ACRL 2017 website checking out all the great programs waiting for you in Baltimore, make sure to visit the What’s New page for details on all of the new additions to conference, including our upcoming conference app, trivia night, and more!

ACRL 2017 proposal submission deadline October 14

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2017 logoACRL 2017, At the Helm: Leading Transformation. Submit your proposal via the Call for Participation available on the conference website. The submission deadline is approaching! Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect presentation, and Virtual Conference proposals are due October 14, 2016.

Why Present at ACRL 2017?

  • Advocate for your research, project or initiative.
  • Expand your connections and get feedback from the best in the profession.
  • Boost your professional experience and confidence.
  • Invite new collaborations and opportunities into your life.
  • Inspire your colleagues by presenting on the most dynamic issues and ideas facing the profession.
  • Add your presentation to your CV and feel good about contributing to the profession.
  • Good work juju (it’s true, ACRL presenters receive good juju all year long!).

A Format for Everyone

ACRL 2017 offers a variety of session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is a format best suited to your ideas.

Get Started

Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. The tags will serve to create a conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

Due Date

Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due Friday, October 14, 2016.

Check out the conference website for complete details. Questions should be directed to acrl@ala.org.

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