Category Archives: Conferences

Present Your Ideas at ACRL 2017- Call for Participation Available!

acrl_2017_4colorACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2017, At the Helm: Leading Transformation.  Submit your proposal via the Call for Participation available on the conference website.

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.
  • Be published in the online ACRL 2017 Conference Proceedings (contributed papers).
  • 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 eight 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 Dates

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 6, 2016.  Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due October 14, 2016.

Mark Your Calendars!

ACRL 2017 will be held March 22-25, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. Registration opens May 2016.  Check out the conference website for complete details. Questions should be directed to acrl@ala.org.

 

ACRL Program Proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference Due September 1

AC16_LOGO_RGB150x150As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando are due September 1, 2015.  The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2016 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2015.  ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

ACRL 101 Annual Conference Webcast Recording Now Available

Going to ALA Annual for the first time this summer? Not sure what to expect? Check out the ACRL 101 recorded webcast (with slides) on our website to help first-time ALA Annual Conference attendees make the most of their first ALA Annual Conference experience. This one-hour interactive session provides tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to San Francisco, what to bring, planning your schedule, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

ACRL preconferences @ 2015 ALA Annual Conference

ACRL is offering four preconferences in conjunction with the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26, 2015. Complete details, including descriptions, learning outcomes, and registration materials, are online.

Reflective Teaching: Self-evaluation to Assess and Improve Your Teaching Practice
Instruction Section Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Discover techniques and strategies for more structured and intentional reflection.  Learn how to identify, articulate, and diagnose teaching and learning “problems” you encounter in the classroom, analyze your role as a teacher in that situation, and learn about techniques of reflective practice to address those learning problems and improve student learning.

Data Visualization: Tools, Techniques, and Practice
ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Due to the proliferation of digital data and the emergence of big data, visualization is of crucial importance in academic research and institutions.  This preconference will introduce the fundamentals of data visualization including discussion of visual variables – the building blocks of any visualization. Attendees will participate in a sketching exercise to explore visual variables and create a foundation for the creation of library specific visualizations in the afternoon.

Storytelling 101: Craft Narratives to Engage and Persuade
ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
When was the last time someone changed your mind with a story? We empathize with, persuade, and teach each other using the social tool that is storytelling. Whether you’re a high-powered library administrator headed into an important conference call or a part-time instruction librarian at the head an unfamiliar classroom, humans crave connection and a compelling story can be the difference between connecting deeply with your campus colleagues and patrons or experiencing a total disconnect.

Writing Data Management Plans Across the Curriculum
ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Demand for data management plans (DMPs) is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Join an experienced data management plan consultant from a major research university to learn how to apply your existing skills to writing strong DMPs for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Most presentations concerning data management are more concerned with the creation and management of repositories than how to write, or consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission.

Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522 with questions.

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