Request for Proposals
for Presentations & Breakout Sessions

Deadline: CLOSED on March 31, 2009
The 2009 LAUC-B Conference Planning Committee invites proposals for presentations and breakout sessions to be given at the 2009 Conference on October 23, 2009, at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus.

Conference Objectives:
Student library users are changing faster than the libraries that serve them. The multi-tasking, social networking generation wants instant information. The Internet offers a global information marketplace; school and university libraries need to retool or risk becoming neglected storefronts.

What services do our student patrons really, really want? What skills should academic librarians be learning today to be successful in the future? Can libraries give users what they want and at the same time help them discern quality information?

Join a day-long conversation among library educators, academic, school, and young adult librarians and the students they serve. Through keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and panel discussions, we will explore our changing users and highlight innovative library services that point the way to the future.

Topics for Presentations:
The Committee seeks two presenters to speak about innovative library services that respond to the changing needs and behaviors of today's (and tomorrow's) undergraduate users. Topics might include new service models for:

Presenters will give a 12-minute presentation as part of a three-person panel, and will then facilitate a 45-minute breakout session for additional discussion and questions.

Stipends for Presenters/Session Facilitators:
Presenters will receive a $200 stipend. Travel to Berkeley and one night's accommodations will also be provided for presenters from outside the Bay Area.

To Apply:
Submit a completed RFP Proposal Form (.doc) to David Eifler no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2009.The LAUC-B Conference Planning Committee will announce its selections by May 1, 2009. If you have further questions about this Request for Proposals, please contact David Eifler.