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ACRL invites proposals for 2011 National Conference

ACRL 2011 LogoACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 National Conference to be held in Philadelphia, March 30 — April 2, 2011.  The full text of the Call for Participation is online.

The ACRL 2011 National Conference theme, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” reflects the idea that in order to be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and interconnect with their campus communities.  ACRL invites individuals to submit their most innovative or radical proposals to help make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference.

Session Formats
Proposals are sought for a variety of formats including contributed papers, cyber zed shed presentations, panel sessions, preconferences, virtual conference webcasts, workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions.  Descriptions of session formats are online.

Conference Tracks
Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks.  Track descriptions are available online.

How to Submit

Proposals must be submitted via the proposal form.


May 10, 2010 – Contributed Paper, Panel Session, Preconference, and Workshop proposals due
November 1, 2010 – Cyber Zed Shed presentation, Poster Session, Roundtable Discussion, and Virtual Conference Webcast proposals due

Complete details about the conference are online at  Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2011 should be directed Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail

New Look for ACRL National Conference!

ACRL 2011 LogoTo better reflect the nature of the ACRL National Conference, we have created a new brand and redesigned the conference Website. And we’re giving you, our valued members, a sneak peak! Our new look will be officially unveiled for the ACRL 2011 National Conference, March 30 – April 2, in Philadelphia and will continue to build recognition for future ACRL conferences. Our new conference tagline is “Peer Revered.” It represents the respect we have for the knowledge gained from and shared by our peers.

Why Peer Revered?
This unique tagline captures the ACRL National Conference vision and personality. It reflects member opinion about the conference expressed in survey results. “Peer Revered” embodies ACRL’s values and implies the key promise of the conference.

Why This Look?
The new graphic concept of the ACRL National Conference combines an abstract mark and with typography. The stylized logo depicts three open books signifying the connections gained through conference participation. The three primary colors (blue, green and gold) connote knowledge, growth, and value, respectively. The lowercase typography with rounded corners conveys friendliness and approachability.

Check it Out and Submit a Proposal
Explore the new National Conference Website and submit a proposal for ACRL 2011 in Philadelphia! The deadline for Contributed Paper, Panel Session, Preconference, and Workshop proposals is May 10, 2010.

Your Thoughts?
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