Proposal deadline: August 11, 2017. Applicants will be notified as to whether their proposal has been accepted on August 22nd, 2017.
Our theme for 2017 is "Tried & True or Shiny & New?" We invite proposals which consider the ways in which the tension between innovation and tradition is present in our professional lives. How do we address those tensions? Is there an inherent conflict between our roles as librarians in the past, and our roles in the present and going into the future? Some questions which might be raised or answered in your proposal could include: what can be lost by refusing to change? What can be gained by preserving established practices? Are there areas of our work which require constant transformation or are in need of meticulous constancy?
PRESENTATIONThe classic conference presentation; share recent scholarship or projects, or bring a more theoretical lens to bear on a particular topic. A 50 minute session including question-and-answer time.
WORKSHOPPrefer to engage with fellow conference attendees in a more hands-on manner? Propose a 50-minute session involving active learning or engagement with a specific skill, tool, or resource.
PANEL DISCUSSIONBring together three to four colleagues from your own workplace or across multiple institutions to present a 50-minute panel addressing a particular topic or question from a variety of perspectives. Proposal must include names of all confirmed panel members.
NEW- POSTERInspired by the successful "poster session happy hour" at the ACRL-OR/WA 2016 conference at Menucha, we invite proposals for a poster presenting your work, scholarship, or professional inquiry. Yes, there will be drinks and snacks.
NEW- FAILTALKWe specifically invite proposals for short talks (7 minutes) about failure. We spend much of our time at conferences discussing our successes and describing new and exciting endeavors that can serve as an inspiration to our peers and a highlight on a CV. But what about those other projects? The ones that...don't go so well. What can we learn from them? What can we warn our colleagues about? Propose a short 7 minute talk (time strictly enforced!) to share with us something that you or your library has tried that didn’t work out, and how you have grown, changed, or gained perspective as a result.
All proposals will be considered, so feel free to get creative in your interpretation of the theme!