Friday, March 16, 2012

CFP - PA Libraries: Leading the Charge

College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association: 2012 PaLA Conference, PA Libraries: Leading the Charge

The College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites proposals for presentations or panel sessions for the 2012 PaLA Conference, PA Libraries: Leading the Charge. The conference will take place September 30 through October 3, 2012 at the Wyndham Gettysburg, located at the intersection of Routes 15 & 30 In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

If you have a topic of interest to academic librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session. Examples of possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Academic libraries role in the PA Forward initiative
· Agile budgeting for tight times

· Aspects of managing print and electronic publications

· Assessment of services or programs

· Changing role of technical services

· Community college initiatives

· Digital library projects

· Digital rights management

· Diversity, including GLBTQ topics

· Discovery services

· eBooks and their use on an academic campus

· Fund raising/development in an academic setting

· Grant writing

· Information commons

· Information literacy/digital literacy/transliteracy

· iPad /mobile device reference

· Leadership development

· Legal issues for Academics (Copyright, Patriot Act, etc.)

· Library management and HR

· Library role in instructional technology

· Library security

· Marketing and advocacy in academic libraries

· Mobile technologies

· Partnerships and collaboration

· Planning library spaces (user, staff & collection spaces)

· Recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians

· Research skills - collaborative projects

· Serving remote users

· Social media

· Technology in instruction

· User satisfaction

· Video streaming

· Volunteer management

All proposals should be submitted online via the program proposal link. For a working copy of the form, or to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF is available for download. The link to both the online form and PDF will also be available on the PaLA web site.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for proposals is Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Proposal Acceptance Notification: The PaLA Program Committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in May 2012.

For more information, please contact Linda Neyer at