Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Call for Proposals

Proposals for mini-sessions and poster sessions are now being accepted for the KLA Academic and Special Library Sections and SLA Kentucky Chapter's 2012 Joint Spring Conference. The Conference will take place April 11-13, 2012 at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown, KY.

The theme for this year's conference is "Become the Library They Need: Understanding User Expectations." Proposals addressing the theme in some fashion will receive preference from the committee. The mini-sessions will be 45 minutes long.

This year the JSC Planning Committee will accept poster session submissions. The Committee believes this addition to the program will provide an opportunity for all members, including those who may be new to the profession, to become involved by sharing ideas, interesting topics, research in progress, and new areas of technology in a more informal setting. The poster session will take place Thursday afternoon, April 12th, 2012.

The keynote speakers will be Catherine Lavallee-Welch, Director of the University of South Florida Polytechnic University Library, and Janice Lachance, Chief Executive Officer of the Special Libraries Association.

All proposals must be submitted electronically.

The deadline to submit a proposal is October 15, 2011. Notification of accepted proposals will take place November 1, 2011. Please share this information with colleagues and other interested parties who may not otherwise see this announcement.

We look forward to reviewing your proposal!

--Joint Spring Conference Planning Committee