Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference Call for Proposals Open

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

October 16, 2016

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, themed “Harnessing the Winds of Change”. The 2017 meeting will take place on Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9, at the the DoubleTree by Hilton in Oak Brook, IL. This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource-sharing to trade information and network with other colleagues. Watch for updates on the conference website, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you have a new idea or success story to share?  We are accepting program proposals through Friday, January 13, on any of the following topic areas.

  • resource-sharing best practices
  • marketing services
  • electronic resources and resource-sharing
  • workflow improvements
  • cooperative collection development
  • consortial or group purchasing
  • purchase on demand
  • reciprocal borrowing
  • shared staffing and training
  • shared discovery layers
  • e-books
  • resource-sharing in next-gen systems
  • shared print projects
  • open educational resources

Proposed presentations can take the form of either a break-out session (45 minutes in length) or a lightning talk (15 minutes in length), with each including time for questions. Each proposal submission should include a title, description (75 words, maximum), and abstract (250 words, maximum). The online submission form is available here.

Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, with selected presenters notified by Friday, February 17. Accepted presenters will have the opportunity, but will not be obligated, to publish a version of their conference presentation in a special issue of the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve. More information about this publishing opportunity is available here. Please direct any questions about the proposal procedure to Shelly Miller ( or Mark Sullivan (

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