2015 Annual Users' Conference: Call for Proposals - Poster and Breakout Sessions

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The Planning Committee for the 2015 VALE Users’/NJLA CUS/NJ ACRL Conference seeks proposals for Poster and Breakout Sessions to be presented at the next conference, Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University.

This year’s theme is "On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success"

The Planning Committee welcomes both breakout and poster session proposals showcasing policies, programs, services, and other initiatives intended to contribute, either directly or indirectly, to student and faculty success as defined in the context of an institutional mission, a strategic plan, or some other shared framework. Proposals highlighting strategies for the engagement of students and faculty in relation to library resources, services, instruction, programming, space use, partnerships, or technology, are particularly encouraged.

Proposal requirements:

This year we are once again providing an online proposal submission form for both poster and breakout sessions.

For BREAKOUT session proposals, please use this form: http://bit.ly/1pMHAvO

For POSTER session proposals, please use this form: http://bit.ly/1xF9WlT

Please complete all required fields in the proposal form in its entirety.

Completed proposals are due no later than Friday, October 10, 2014. Decisions regarding the proposals will be announced by Monday, November 3, 2014.

  • For questions about Breakout Session Proposals, please contact: Elizabeth Sosnowska, Rutgers University Libraries, email:sosnowsk@ca.rutgers.edu , tel: 973.972.4360.

  • For questions about Poster Session Proposals, please contact: Torris Andersen, Ocean County College Library, email:tandersen@ocean.edu , tel: 732.255.0400, Ext. 2250.

We are also pleased to announce something new for this year's conference: an invitation for interested participants to offer brief "lightning talks" on topics of their choosing. We'll be sending out a separate call for those, so please stay tuned!

Please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues or post it to other appropriate mailing lists for New Jersey academic librarians.

We look forward to your ideas and contributions for what promises to be a most rewarding day!


Richard Kearney and Nancy Weiner, Co-Chairs
Users' Conference Committee