Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CFP - ALA Librarians Just Need to have Fun

Call for Presentation Proposals

The ACRL College Libraries Section invites proposals for participation on a
panel for the CLS Program on Saturday, June 26, 2010, 10:30-noon, at the ALA
Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

The program title is: Librarians Just Need to have Fun: Utilizing Fun and
Humor in the Library Workplace to Enhance Employee Performance.

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Librarians and staff from academic libraries are invited to submit proposals
on topics relevant to the theme emphasizing how academic libraries can
create a culture of fun in the workplace for the purpose of enhancing
performance and improving the library experience for patrons.

The program is 90 minutes long. The program committee is looking for three
or four panel presentations (15 or 20 minutes) that will provide practical,
creative, applicable ideas that audience members can implement in their own

Ideas for audience participation are encouraged and the program committee
will work with the panelists to realize these ideas.

The committee will be looking at the proposals from these perspectives:
organization and clarity, demonstrated knowledge of the subject,
adaptability to other institutions, interest to the college/academic library
staff, relevance to the theme, and perceived fun quotient.

Submission Procedure

Please e-mail the following documents by Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 to:

Cecilia Knight

CLS Conference Planning Committee 2010 Member


a) one copy of the proposal form (see below) with title, names, and

b) one copy of your summary including title and a 200 - 350 word
description of your presentation; without identifying information (names,

The CLS Conference Planning Committee will review the submitted proposals
without identifying information. The Committee will communicate the results
to applicants via e-mail by December 9, 2009.

Panel title:

Presenters (Names, Institutions, (contact information if not included

Equipment needs:

Please indicate equipment you will need:


Do you have additional supplies/support needs?


Contact Information:


Institution ________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________

Work Phone_________________ Email________________________

R. Cecilia Knight

Grinnell College Libraries

641 269-3368