Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Call for submissions A&SL Annual Conference 2017

LAI Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities
 Thursday 16th & Friday 17th February, 2017
 Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
 THEME: The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities

Closing Date: Friday 16th September, 2016 

In 2016, we smashed the stereotype of the lonely librarian. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate the sociable librarian.
Traditionally the role of the librarian was to connect people with information but our role has evolved to now include connecting people with people. The library profession is full of sociable and socially-minded people who care about their user communities and who often create new ones. We build communities by communicating and connecting people within our organisations and beyond. We network with each other which strengthens and enriches us as a profession. Being sociable is an integral part of being a librarian today.

The A&SL Committee invites submissions on the following topics or any others that may be relevant to the theme:

Communication skills
Communities of practice
Supporting and empowering communities
Marketing and promotion of resources and services Social media Journal Clubs Mentoring Outreach Event Management/Exhibitions Sociable library spaces Professional networking Training and Facilitating Intranets/Websites

“Great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes

You can contribute to the conference in one of the following formats
             Case Study
             Workshop or Learning Session
             Lightning Presentation

For submission forms please email with Submission Forms as the subject line. 
The submission forms for Case Studies, Workshops/Learning Sessions, Lightning Presentations, and Posters, include further details and useful
information with regard to making a submission.


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