30 Mar 2015

CONUL Annual Conference 2015 - Call for Papers

Guest post by John McManus on behalf of Conul Conference '15 Committee

CONUL Annual Conference 2015
Innovation and Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st Century
Academic and Research Libraries


The inaugural annual Conference of the Consortium of National and University Libraries will take place on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th of June 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.
The overall aim of the conference is to consider the broad challenges facing academic and research libraries in Ireland. The conference will identify and debate these challenges and provide an opportunity for staff to network, learn, discuss and share their expertise and best practice.

CONUL invites papers and posters which address the following areas:
The Digital Library; Diversity and Internationalisation; Open Data, Open Scholarship;
Emerging Roles and Skills Sets; New/Emerging Services; Library Space; Resource Discovery;
Building Successful Partnerships (within and between institutions); Value and Impact of Research Libraries ; Unique and Distinctive Collections (UDCs)

ü  Papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A)

ü  Lightning Talks (10 minute presentations)

ü  Roundtables (10 minutes each, with 2 sessions of each and a 10 minute feedback session afterwards)
These roundtables will provide an opportunity for staff to learn about a particular subject or area which falls outside of their current roles.  Participants will join a host at the table and receive a clear and concise overview of the latest developments and practices in a particular area. The title for the Roundtable should be:  “Everything you need to know about x but were afraid to ask”.

ü  Poster (A1 size)

Please email your proposal abstracts to abstracts@conul.ie on or before 13th of April, 2015 and include:

ü  Title of the Paper / Poster
ü  Name, Affiliation and Title
ü  Abstract (300 words for all talks; 100 words for posters)
ü  Session Type
ü  Theme(s) addressed
ü  Contact Email Address
ü  Short Biography

Monday 16th March, 2015                        Call for papers opens
Monday 13th April, 2015                           Call for papers closes at 5pm
Monday 27th April, 2015                           Notifications issued

Please note that conference speakers will be required to register for the full residential conference.


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