6 Jul 2016

Presenting at a conference: call for papers open for Academic & Special Libraries Section 2017 Conference & Exhibition

Have you ever thought about presenting at a conference? If yes, why don't you join us at the Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017?

We are looking for practitioners and students to contribute: new projects you are involved in, quirky ideas that are half-formed, results from your research and capstone work...

©Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane

The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities
Thursday 16th (half day) & Friday 17th February 2017
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

THEME: The Sociable Librarian: Connecting & Creating Communities

In 2016, we smashed the stereotype of the lonely librarian. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate the sociable librarian.

Traditionally the role of the librarian was to connect people with information but our role has evolved to now include connecting people with people. The library profession is full of sociable and socially-minded people who care about their user communities and who often create new ones. We build communities by communicating and connecting people within our organisations and beyond. We network with each other which strengthens and enriches us as a profession. Being sociable is an integral part of being a librarian today.

The A&SL Committee invites submissions on the following topics or any
others that may be relevant to the theme:

Communication skills
Communities of practice
Supporting and empowering communities
Marketing and promotion of resources and services
Social media
Journal Clubs
Event Management/Exhibitions
Sociable library spaces
Professional networking
Training and Facilitating

“Great libraries build communities.” R. David Lankes

You can contribute to the conference in one of the following formats
•             Case Study
•             Workshop or Learning Session
•             Lightning Presentation
•             Poster

Please visit http://www.aslibraries.com/#!asl2017-call-for-papers/sujov for submission forms. They include further details and useful information with regard to making a submission.

Closing Date: Friday 16th September 2016

Go on, give it a try!


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