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Free ACRL Webcast – Tips for ACRL 2019 Proposal Submissions (2/1)

ACRL 2019 logoAre you interested in submitting a proposal for the ACRL 2019 Conference? Join members of the ACRL 2019 Conference Committee for a free hour-long webcast at 1:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, February 1, 2018. During this live webcast, committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on submitting your best ACRL 2019 conference proposal. Learn about the overall process, see examples of successful proposals, and discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission.

Facilitators
Trevor A. Dawes, ACRL 2019 Conference Chair; Jose Aguinaga, ACRL 2019 Poster Session Co-Chair; Jodie Borgerding, ACRL 2019 Virtual Conference Co-Chair; Michelle Demeter, ACRL 2019 Poster Session Co-Chair; Willie Miller, ACRL 2019 Innovations Co-Chair; Caro Pinto, ACRL 2019 TechConnect Co-Chair; Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development

How to register
Submit your free registration online. The session will be recorded and the recording will be available on the ACRL 2019 website shortly after the live event.

For more information
Check out the complete ACRL 2019 Call for Participation to learn more. Contact Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or email mconahan@ala.org with questions.

ACRL 2019 Conference Proposals

ACRL 2019 logoACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2019 conference to be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and virtual conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018. Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.

Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Librarians must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge. The ACRL 2019 conference theme, “Recasting the Narrative,” will examine what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles. ACRL invites submissions on all aspects of academic librarianship for presentation at ACRL 2019.

ACRL 2019 offers a variety of options for participation and features eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Conference tags will position proposals within the conference theme and will guide attendees to themes of interest during the conference.

Complete details about ACRL 2019, including the full Call for Participation, are now available online. ACRL 2019 will feature more than 500 conference programs carefully selected and presented by leaders in the profession, a variety of formal and networking opportunities, exhibits from more than 200 companies, and more. Registration opens in May 2018.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan by email at mconahan@ala.org or phone (312) 280-2522; or Tory Ondrla, email tondrla@ala.org or phone (312) 280-2515.

ACRL Program Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Due September 5

As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans are due September 5, 2017. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2018 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2017. 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 webcast (with slides) to make the most of your first ALA Annual Conference experience. This one-hour interactive session provides tips and personal recommendations on how to prepare for your trip to Chicago, what to bring, planning your schedule, networking, conference etiquette, ACRL programs of interest, and more!

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

ArtsGuide: 2017 ALA Annual Conference – Chicago

Chicago Arts GuideGoing to the ALA Annual Conference next week? Check out the Chicago ArtsGuide, created by the ACRL Arts Section. Accessible via mobile devices and desktops this Google Map is a selective guide to cultural attractions and events in/near Chicago. Each genre of art has its own layer/color, so you can easily identify whichever landmark you’re most interested in seeing. The conference center is also included on the map for convenient navigation.

Plan to take pictures of the arts/performances you attend during the conference? Share your photos via the Arts Section Facebook page or tweet about it using the #ArtsSection hashtag.

Special thanks to Arts Guide Editors Melanie Emerson and Alessia Zanin-Yost, all of the contributors, and the ACRL Arts Publications and Research Committee for their work on this great resource.

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