Call for Proposals: Access Services Conference 2017 (Deadline May 5)

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 10, 2017

(via Krista Higham, Millersville University)

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2017, “Unlocking the 21st Century Library”.  This year’s event will be held at The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from Wednesday, November 15, to Friday, November 17. The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of access services in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals. Conference sessions focus on circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, student-worker management, security, stacks maintenance, and other topics of interest.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 4:00 PM CST on Friday, May 5. Go here to submit your proposal. Please include an abstract, 150 words or less, with the program or poster title and your name.  Session and poster proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and those presenters who are selected will be notified by Monday, May 22. Accepted programs should be able to fit within a 45-minute segment that includes time for questions.  Posters will be presented in a dedicated poster-session.

Proposals might focus on any of the following areas.

  • customer service
  • circulation
  • interlibrary loan
  • consortial agreements
  • electronic services and access services
  • leadership
  • marketing
  • reserves
  • security
  • space management
  • stacks maintenance
  • student-worker management
  • technology for access-services enhancement

For more information, please visit the Conference website. Please direct any general questions to Catherine Jannik Downey, at

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