CLS Call for Speakers for 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program

CLS Call for Speakers for 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program

The College Libraries Section of ACRL in conjunction with the Public Library Association and Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) invite you to submit a presentation proposal for a program tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10:30 until noon at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  The title of the program is Our Town, Common Ground: Academic Libraries’ Collaboration with Public Libraries.

We would like the program to provide real-world examples of academic and public libraries cooperating with one another.  Experiences and reflections may be presented by individual librarians or co-presenters who represent academic and/or public libraries.  Examples of cooperative endeavors include but are not limited to shared systems, buildings, or programming; cooperative digitization projects; services for distance learners; and consortial relationships.  The collaborations may be short-term endeavors or permanent partnerships.

Four presentations of 15 minutes each will be selected through a blind review process.  This will permit time for dialog between the presenters and questions from the audience within the 90 minutes allocated for our meeting.  This presentation may be recorded as a web cast, and made available on the ALA website.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a proposal of 500 words or less to Ruth Connell at by October 1, 2008.  Please send questions to the same e-mail address.  Notification of acceptance will be made by November 1, 2008.

Call for Posters: Learning Virtually – dead-line extended


The Deadline has been extended until April 30, 2008 for submissions of poster session proposals.  We have some space still available and will continue accepting submissions for a limited time as space permits.  So if you have been considering submitting a poster session proposal, please do so soon!!!

Invitation to Participate in the Poster Session: Learning Virtually

Many innovative technologies are available for delivering flexible and inexpensive on- and off-site training and professional development programs. What are you using? Present a poster on what you’re doing! 3:30-5:30pm on Saturday, June 28th in Anaheim at ALA

Posters will highlight best practices and tools for individual or staff training in your library. Share your good ideas with colleagues!

Poster session will follow the program panel Learning Virtually: Online Professional Development for Library Workers with Tight Budgets and Full Schedules on Saturday, June 28th, 1:30-3:30 pm.  For more information visit:

To submit your poster session idea for consideration please go to:

ALA information about poster sessions in general is available at:

Basically, poster sessions are an opportunity to informally present graphics and text about work you have done or are doing.

Usually posters are 4′ x 8′ or smaller – and in this case, must be self-standing (this location will not be providing boards for display). If you supplement your poster with computer graphics or other technology, you will need to bring your own projection equipment, laptops, etc.

Members of the Joint ACRL CJCLS-CLS-DLS Program Committee will be evaluating submissions on an ongoing basis through April 30, 2008 (now extended for a limited time)

The program and poster session are co-sponsored by the College Libraries Section, Community & Junior College Libraries Section, and the Distance Learning Section of ACRL.