ALAO 2013 Call for Proposals

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ALAO 39th Annual Conference
October 25, 2013
University Center
Kent State University at Stark
North Canton, Ohio
http://goo.gl/ryXMa

Proposals are now being accepted for the ALAO Annual Conference. The deadline for proposals is June 7, 2013.  Proposals should be submitted online via: http://goo.gl/jssbh

The ALAO Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for presentations for the 2013 Annual Conference. Applicants are encouraged to develop creative proposals that show thoughtful exploration of this year’s conference theme: “The Changing Faces of Academic Libraries: Transforming, Reorganizing, Re-imagining.”  You are encouraged to share your experiences, solutions, expertise, and innovative practices with colleagues from all types of academic libraries.  See flyer for complete details.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Transforming:
– Collaboration – departments, community, groups
– Collections – print vs. electronic
– Outside the box – new initiatives
– Services – areas of student experience

Reorganizing:
– Library spaces – physical and virtual, active learning
– Staffing – new roles, new positions, new responsibilities
– Budget (electronic vs. print)
– Collections – maintenance
– Services

Re-imagining:
– Library instruction – first year, second year groups, international, special groups (veterans), online
– Library reference – online, in person, new methods, assessment, tools used
– Library services
– Collaboration
– Budget – expertise needed?, IT
– Collections – digital initiatives, data
– Assessment
– Library as information portal

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