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2011 PaLA Conference proposals

February 28, 2011

Subject: Call for Proposals

The College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites proposals for presentations or panel sessions for the 2011 PaLA Conference, Touchdown! Winning Strategies for Libraries. The conference will take place October 2-5, 2011 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel located in State College, PA.
If you have a topic of interest to academic librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session. Examples of possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Agile budgeting for tight times
Aspects of Managing Print and Electronic Publications
Assessment of services or programs
Changing role of technical services
Community college initiatives
Digital library projects
Digital Rights management
Diversity, including GLBTQ topics
Federated Searching
Fund raising/development in an academic setting
Grant writing
Information Commons Information Literacy
Leadership development
Legal Issues for Academics (Copyright, Patriot Act, etc.)
Library management and HR
Library role in instructional technology
Library security
Marketing and advocacy in Academic Libraries
Mobile technologies
Planning library spaces (user, staff & collection spaces)
Recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians
Research skills – collaborative projects
Serving remote users
Technology in instruction
User satisfaction
Video Streaming
Volunteer management

All proposals will be accepted online via the program proposal link.  For a working copy of the form, and to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF is available for download.  The link to the form will also be available on the PaLA web site.

Submission Deadline:
Midnight on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Proposal Acceptance Notification: The program committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in May 2011.

For more information, contact Bonnie Oldham at

Bonnie Oldham
Chair, PaLA, College & Research Division
The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library
ph. 570.941.4000

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