To plan and stage programs of interest and benefit to members of the Section at the ALA Annual Conference.
Traditionally the EBSS Program Planning Committee has been chaired by the EBSS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. On other occasions the EBSS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect has delegated program planning to the chair of one of the standing or ad hoc committees. Program planning involves following a quite rigid schedule of deadlines and communications with ALA and ACRL. Specific instructions are always sent to the person designated as responsible for the program. Samples of these are available. The Committee is usually composed of three EBSS members.
Learn more about the activities of the Conference Program Planning Committee in the EBSS Manual.
2017 Conference Program Planning Committee:
ALA Annual Programs:
- 2016: Authority is Constructed and Contextual: A Critical View
- 2015: Boots on the Ground: Making Academic Libraries Work for Veterans
- 2014: Supporting Community Transformation: Becoming a Community-Engaged Academic Library
- 2013: Crossing the K-20 Continuum: Are Librarians Bridging Information Literacy and 21st Century Skills?
- 2012: Ubiquitous Video: Can libraries offer it? (or Can libraries adapt?)
- 2011: Millennials and Beyond: Student and Faculty Voices
- 2010: News Literacy and Preservation: Finding, Using, and Losing the News
- 2009: Librarian/Scholar: From Research Questions to Results
- 2008: Knowledge Wants to Be Known: Open Access for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
- 2007: Empowering Data: Persuasion Through Presentation
- 2006: Shaking the Money Tree: Grant Writing for Librarians