ACRL WA & OR 2011 Fall Conference – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“Live long and prosper: Sustainable solutions for today’s academic libraries”

ACRL Washington & Oregon Joint Fall Conference 2011, October 27 – 28, 2011

Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Conference Center

CALL FOR PROPOSALS   The ACRL WA Board is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions.

Academic libraries are facing a challenging future with evolving information technologies, growing user needs, increasing operational costs, and unstable financial situations. In order to thrive and grow, we must embrace sustainability in all of its facets –  social, economical, and environmental.

Sessions may address any and all aspects of academic librarianship relating to:

  • Collections / Liaison Work
  • Reference / Instruction
  • Outreach / Advocacy
  • Marketing / Public Relations
  • Partnerships / Collaborations
  • Assessment / Strategic Planning


Sessions will be approximately 60 minutes long, except for the 10 minute Lightning Talks.

  •  Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Discussion
  • Panel discussion
  • Lightning Talk


The proposal should include author’s name, email address, institution, abstract (300 words or less), presentation format, and any technical support required.  Please include the contact information for all presenters if you are working in a group.

Submissions should be submitted online:

If you have trouble with the online form, you may email your proposal to Erica Coe (


Proposals must be received by July 30, 2011 to be considered.  Submitters will be notified of the results by August 15, 2011.


Speakers will submit a description of the program and a brief biography to be posted on the conference web site by August 30, 2011.


Speakers will be responsible for paying all registration and travel fees.   Speakers will need to register for the conference in order to indicate housing and food preferences.

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