Call for Proposals

Speirs, Sr Gilmary (
Mon, 28 Jan 2002 08:12:30 -0800 (PST)

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** Call for Speakers **
Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Library Association
Hershey, Pennsylvania
November 10-13, 2002

The College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association is
now accepting proposals for presentations or panel sessions for the Annual
Conference in Hershey, PA, Sunday-Wednesday November 10-13, 2002.

If you have a topic of interest to practicing academic librarians, we would
love to hear from you. Examples of possible topics include, but are not
limited to,
the following:

*information literacy assessment *community outreach efforts
*library as place *faculty/librarian
*instruction for first-year undergraduates *serving the remote learner
*recruiting and diversity *managing e-journals
*library service in the digital age *user satisfaction surveys
*marketing *learning communities

Submission Criteria
Proposals should include the following:
Contact information for all presenters
Title of the presentation
A short description of the topic (50-75 words)
A full description of the session outlining its main points and why you
think it will engage your audience
List of publications and/or presentations
Speakers are encouraged to provide comments from people who have attended
their programs, when available
Audiovisual needs
Estimated expenses*
(*Please note that in accordance with PaLA policy, no association funds can
be used for speakers fees for Pennsylvania librarians and library staff.)

Submission Due Date
Deadline for submission is March 15, 2002. Late submissions will not be

Proposal Acceptance Notification
The College and Research Division Board expects to complete its review of
submissions by April 5, 2002. Applicants will be notified of the Board's
decision via e-mail.

Submission Methods
The preferred method of submission is by e-mail attachment but faxes and
mailed proposals are welcome.

Submissions via e-mail should be sent to:

You can fax your proposal to us at (570) 961-4769, Attn: Cathy Schappert
OR mail it to:
Cathy Schappert
Chair, College and Research Division, PaLA
Marywood University Library
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

For more information, contact Cathy Schappert (570) 348-6260

Sr. Gilmary Speirs, I.H.M.
Collection Management Librarian for Non-Print
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509-1598
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Phone: (570) 348-6266
Fax: (570) 961-4769