The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group seeks Presenters/Discussion Leaders for ALA Annual Conference 2014.

The charge of the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group is “to organize informal discussion meetings and presentations on well-defined issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.” Last year, for example, the Discussion Leaders presented “The Role of the Academic Library in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Challenges and Opportunities.” Other areas of interest may include but are not limited to: user experience, assessment, demand-driven acquisitions, information literacy, spaces and services, trends and forecasting, etc.

If you are passionate about academic libraries and would like to share ideas and lead a discussion at the ALA Annual Conference, please consider submitting a proposal. Submissions should be sent to Eric Frierson, Group Co-Convener, at efrierson@ebsco.com by Friday, March 21st at 5pm EDT. Since the selection will use a blind review process, submissions should consist of:

The selected presenter will be notified by April 4, 2014. If selected, you will be asked to join the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group Committee in a WebEx meeting to plan the event together.

The ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion Group meeting will convene on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00pm - 2:30pm.