Call for ACRL-OR/WA Conference Proposals – “shock talks” and posters

You’ve heard of lightning talks. Well, this year at the ACRL OR/WA Annual Joint Conference at Menucha we’re bringing you shock talks – talks that are even shorter, but still pack a punch! You’ll have two minutes and the format is up to you – no slide requirements. Just tell us about something interesting or thought-provoking or important or…shocking (see what we did there) relating to professional identity and technology.

These fast, fun talks will give more people a chance to participate and will allow many more ideas to be thrown into our two-day discussion about professional identity and technology. Whatever part of the library you work in – from library director to paraprofessional to library school student – you have something to add to this discussion and we want to hear from you!

We’re also seeking poster proposals! Have you done some interesting research in your library, created a fantastic outreach program, developed a new technology-related service, or anything else you are excited about and want to share? If so, submitting a poster is a great way to share what you’ve been up to. Your poster can be in traditional poster format or digital.

To submit your idea for a shock talk or a poster, please go to and fill out our quick proposal form by Friday, September 19th at 11:59pm. We will review all of the submissions and let you know if you’re in by Friday, October 5th.

P.S. shock talks and posters that are in some way related to the conference theme will be given preference, but you are welcome to propose a talk or poster on any topic your heart desires!

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