Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Call for proposals - Innovations for Next Generation Libraries

The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) Conference Program Committee invites proposals for the 2019 FACRL Annual Conference exploring the themeInnovations for Next Generation Libraries.” The conference will be held on Friday, October 18, at Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.Successful proposals will share new, creative, and ethically-informed approaches, that advocate equity across all levels in the academic library. From small pilot projects to campus-wide initiatives, we are interested in how libraries are engaging in campus conversations and creating new practices in areas of access, learning, technology, leadership, and collaboration.  Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Open access
  • Textbook affordability and OERs
  • User accessibility
  • Data and learning analytics
  • Digital projects
  • Technology in the library/classroom
Presentation and poster proposals from individuals and groups are welcome. We also invite Panel submissions in which speakers will share different views and experiences on the same topic.Presentations and panels will be 45 minutes long, including Q&A. Poster sessions will be 25 minutes long.

Submission Information

Submit your proposal through the online submission form by June 30, 2019. The lead presenter will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the submission and will be the person notified if the proposal has been accepted.
All proposals must include the following:
  • Session Title
  • Session Description (250 words)
  • Session Format
  • Learning Objectives
  • Presenter(s) Contact Information

Proposal Timeline

  • Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2019
  • If accepted, confirm you will present by: August 15, 2019

Criteria for Acceptance:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance to conference theme
  • Topics’ broad appeal
  • Practical learning objectives
  • Clarity of description
  • Originality

Additional Information for Presenters:

  • Benefits to presenters include a reduced registration rate for presenters ($35) and free one-year first-time membership to FACRL.
  • Conference registration includes: ACRL Project Outcomes pre-conference and breakfast/ lunch/ snacks on the day of the conference.
  • Presenters will be responsible for registering for the conference, and for arranging their own travel and lodging.
  • Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in The Reference Librariana refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis. Consider reviewing the Instructions for Authors to learn about the expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal.


Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs at lisacampbell@uflib.ufl.edu or cmoran@broward.edu.

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