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Call for Proposals: Pennsylvania Library Association College and Research Division 2023 Spring Workshop

March 10, 2023

Theme: Academic Library Collaborations: Working Together for Better

Description: Academic libraries are an integral part of their home institutions, engaging patrons through ever evolving services and resources. By collaborating with people and departments outside of the library, academic libraries can leverage the work done to engage students and have a greater impact within their campus communities. Collaboration can be initiated formally or informally, and partnerships can take a variety of forms between colleagues. Some examples (but not meant to be limiting): collaborating to design a new research project with a faculty member, programming an event for a campus partner, or curating a list of resources to support a student-led cultural event. On May 2, 2023, the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association will explore how academic libraries partner with others in our home institutions to provide fulfilling experiences for our students and our campus communities.

To facilitate this exploration, we are seeking proposals that showcase your scholarship and/or your academic librarianship to showcase these collaboration efforts at your institution. CRD encourages librarians to think creatively and share their experiences with colleagues!

Proposals should broadly fit the theme of collaboration within higher education and may relate to instruction, programming, collection development, library processes, or any other area your library supports. 

Proposal Requirements: Proposals for 40-minute virtual sessions must include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and 2-3 learning objectives. Please refrain from including identifiable information in your abstract and other materials to help ensure a blind evaluation. PaLA CRD members will be given preference in session evaluation and selection. 

Submissions are due by Friday, March 31, 2023.

Submit your proposal here: 

Virtual workshop registration and additional conference information will be coming soon!

Questions? Contact Kristin Green at

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