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ACRL OnPoint Chat: Proposal advice for ACRL 2011

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I’m not sure if I’ve talked about this extensively yet, but I’m on the Conference Planning Committee for the 2011 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference. Specifically, I’m a co-chair for the Virtual Conference Committee (along with Scott Vine, Deputy College Librarian and Reference Services Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College). It’s my first time working on an ACRL Committee (I joined ACRL when I graduated from library school back in 2008) and 2011 will be my first time attending an ACRL conference.

On April 8th, I’ll be participating in an ACRL OnPoint Chat about the conference. Here’s the blurb from the website:

April 8, 2010: Maximize Your Chance of Success:
Advice for Writing a Winning Proposal for ACRL 2011
12:00-1:00 CST/1:00-2:00 EST/11:00-12:00 MST/10:00-11:00 PST

The deadline for National Conference proposals is fast approaching! Our presenters will help you think more strategically about your presentation options, writing, and content. This is an excellent opportunity to tap the experience of seasoned ACRL national conference leaders and organizers who can help you understand the art and science of developing a successful proposal.

Join us on Thursday, April 8, for an OnPoint chat moderated by Steven Bell, co-chair, Keynote Speakers Committee; Trevor Dawes, co-chair, Poster Session Committee; Erin Dorney, co-chair, Virtual Conference Committee; Marie L. Radford, co-chair, Contributed Papers Committee. The moderators have written winning proposals and served on previous National Conference committees responsible for selecting proposals.

If you have any questions about the ACRL 2011 conference or the virtual conference, I strongly encourage you to attend the chat! It’s free, open to the public and takes place in a Meebo chat room. Keep in mind that only 80 people can join the chat on a first-come-first-served basis.While most of these library celebs will be talking about how to write a winning proposal, I’ll be on hand to answer any questions about the virtual conference and explain what the committee is looking for and hoping to achieve with the virtual conference this year. I am also willing to take any feedback or suggestions you have back to the rest of the committee.

If you’re thinking about sending in a proposal, you have until May 10, 2010 to submit contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, and workshops. You have until November 1, 2010 to send in submissions for cyber zed shed presentations, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and virtual conference webcasts. Check out the full call for proposals at the ACRL 2011 website.

So, what are you going to submit for the conference? I have a few random ideas rolling around in my head… If you have any questions about the ACRL Virtual Conference, please let me know!

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Written by Erin Dorney

March 29, 2010 at 9:07 AM

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