Monday, November 17, 2003

ALA | Call for Participation Instructions

ALA Call for Participation Instructions This is the 12th ACRL Conference Call for Proposals site. ACRL is collecting proposals for the 2005 conference in seven areas. One of these is information literacy. A blurb from the site reads:

"Impact of information technology on library services. Librarians are aware that an appropriate institutional balance needs to be maintained between traditional library materials and services and those services (which sometimes overlap) represented by instructional and information technology departments.

Should libraries house campus information commons? Should libraries report through an “information czar,” rather than through the traditional academic hierarchy? These are among the challenging questions for the profession and the academy. It is also important, though difficult, to maintain technological currency in the face of decreasing resources, rising costs, and differing views about institutional funding priorities."

It is over a year way but it might be good time to get a proposal submitted...