Call for Programs: ILA 2017 Annual Conference

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

December 18, 2016

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association is now accepting proposal submissions for its 2017 Annual Conference, themed “Rise Up”. Proposals should reflect how libraries of all types foster diversity, engage community, and champion social justice. The 2017 meeting is a chance for us to come together and share our ideas to better our communities, our institutions, and ourselves. How are you making a difference? What are you doing to improve your library and uplift your patrons? Tell us about it. Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make big impacts on their unique communities. Our conference should represent diversity throughout our state, and we especially encourage submissions from typically underrepresented perspectives.

Share your ideas by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking programs addressing anything that makes you want to “Rise Up”, especially the following topics.

  • community and campus engagement and wellness
  • compassionate service
  • internal and external leadership at all levels
  • activism and social-justice initiatives
  • student success and achievement
  • behind-the-scenes work that supports access and the patron experience
  • assessment and data-driven decision making

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 24. For more information about the conference, and to submit your proposals, click here.

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