The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits. Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs. We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy. How do we accomplish this? How can we stay current with new technologies, innovations, and ways of thinking?
We are seeking innovative thinkers and doers to offer presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and "show-and-tell" booths, in order to share creative ideas and initiatives on how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; get published; and become library leaders.
The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Friday, December 6, 2013.
ACRL/NEC is an independent chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Visit http://www.acrlnec.org for further information.