ACRL seeks presenters for National Conference Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change

Contact: Margot Sutton


For Immediate Release

October 31, 2003

ACRL seeks presenters for National Conference“Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change”

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference Executive Committee invites you to submit a presenters proposal for ACRL’s 12th National Conference “Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change,” Minneapolis, Minn., April 7 – 10, 2005.

As the premier event in education for College and Research Librarians, “Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change,” the conference brings together more than 2,000 librarians and related professionals, and recognizes that the field for academic and research librarians is challenging, exciting and continually evolving. The conference will focus on the increased emphasis on interdisciplinary research and technology, which has librarians constantly “Navigating the Rivers of Change” to provide information access that connects people and resources in new ways. Members are encouraged to submit a proposal and be part of “the wave.”

Deadlines for proposal submissions are as follows:

May 28, 2004 - Contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, and pre-conferences

November 8, 2004 - Poster sessions

January 10, 2005 - Roundtable discussions

Members are encouraged to submit a proposal to participate with leading library professionals in taking a step back from everyday work to explore the major issues, challenges, and opportunities facing academic and research librarians. Applicants are encouraged to examine ACRL’s “Focus on the Future Task Force” report while developing program proposals. The report discusses the seven most challenging issues faced by academic librarians, and can be viewed at
, click “Issues & Advocacy,” then “Recruiting to the Profession,” and then “Top Issues Facing Academic Libraries.”

ACRL seeks the best ideas in our profession and invites proposal submissions for contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, poster sessions, pre-conferences, and roundtable discussions. Full text for the call for participation is available at the ACRL National Conference Web site at
, click “Events and Conferences,” then
“ACRL 12
th National Conference.”
The call for participation also appears as an insert in the November issue of
C&RL News.
Submissions should be sent with the completed program proposal form to the appropriate committee co-chair listed in the call for participation guidelines.
For further information regarding proposal applications please contact Tory Edwards at 800-545-2433, ext. 2515, or Margot Sutton Conahan at 800-545-2433, ext. 2522, or e-mail

ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians.
ACRL’s 11,000 members are comprised of individuals from a wide range of academic institutions, publishers and vendors who sell in the academic marketplace.
ACRL enhances the effectiveness of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research in higher education.
More information about ACRL’s programs and services can be located on the Web at
. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association.