ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute accepting proposals

Contact: Margot Conahan


(312) 280-2522


For Immediate Release

September 22, 2009

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) are now accepting proposals for their Spring Virtual Institute,
“Doing Well by Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Leadership for Librarians.
Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 16, 2009. Complete details are available online atÂ

Taking place April 21-22, 2010, the ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute will explore different models and aspects of leadership and management and their impact on academic librarianship in today’s challenged and flat economic environments. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions that will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand.

Proposals are invited for session formats including:

  • Interactive Webcasts (Synchronous): An interactive Webcast allows presenters to give a presentation in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Presenters may also conduct polls, which can be loaded in advance or created on the fly. Participants can interact with Webcast presenters by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments. Webcasts may last up to 60 minutes each and should include time for Q&A with the online audience. Webcasts should include an active learning element(s) in order to engage the online audience. Interactive Webcasts will be offered on either April 21 or 22, 2010.

  • Online Poster Sessions (Asynchronous):The online poster session is a PowerPoint presentation that includes the presenter’s voice recorded along with each slide. Because the audio is recorded in advance, presenters do not need to be present when participants are listening to and watching the presentation. In order to keep poster sessions targeted and focused, posters should be no longer than 10 minutes and are limited to 20 slides. Information should be presented in bullet-point format with no more than five points per slide. Narration should be used to expand upon concepts/ideas on the slides.

Full text of the Call for Participation is available online at Proposals will be accepted through Nov. 16, 2009. Direct questions to Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 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. ACRL is on the Web at

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The mission of LLAMA is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is on the Web at