ACRL-WA/OR 2017 Call for Proposals
Please fill out this form to submit your program proposal for the 2017 ACRL-WA/OR Joint Conference at Pack Forest.

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?


The 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.

Prefer 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.

Bring 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.

Inspired 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.

We 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!

Presenter name(s)
Your answer
Presenter e-mail address(es)
Your answer
Presenter institutional affiliation(s)
Your answer
Presentation title
Your answer
300 words max
Your answer
Presentation format
All session types are 50 minutes unless otherwise specified.
Technical requirements
Will you have slides or other audiovisual component to your proposal? Please let us know. Note that all FailTalks must submit slides ahead of time.
Your answer
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms