ACRL National Conference proposals deadline is May 10

Contact: Margot Conahan
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2006

ACRL National Conference proposals deadline is May 10

CHICAGO - The deadline for contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals for the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) 13th National Conference is Wednesday, May 10, 2006.

The ACRL 13th National Conference will be held in Baltimore, March 29 - April 1, 2007, and will offer a forum for an exciting exchange of ideas on research, practices, developments, and visions in the field of academic and research librarianship. The conference theme, "Sailing into the Future - Charting our Destiny," recognizes that the coming together of nearly 3,000 colleagues gives academic and research librarians a chance to discuss, think, and dream about the future for libraries.

Full text of the Call for Participation is available online at (Click "Proposals").
Descriptions of session formats are online at
Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks and themes and to think about both the future for academic librarianship and the practices and plans that will help librarians get there.
Conference track and theme descriptions are available at

Proposals must be submitted via the online proposal form (
May 10, 2006 is the deadline for submissions for contributed papers, panel sessions, preconferences, and workshops.
Poster session proposals are due October 20, 2006, and roundtable discussion proposals are due January 10, 2007.

Questions about the Call for Presentation or Baltimore conference should be directed to, 312-280-2522.
Complete details about the conference are online at

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.