Call for Proposals: 18th Distance Library Services Conference

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 16, 2017

(via Kelly McCallister, Appalachian State University)

The 18th Distance Library Services Conference is going deep into the heart of Texas in 2018, and we want you to be a part of it! The event will take place at The Hyatt Regency in beautiful downtown San Antonio, from Wednesday, April 11, to Friday, April 13. The expected turnout is a few hundred librarians. Why should you attend? It’s librarianship’s premier event for sharing research, ideas, and best practices in providing library resources and services at a distance or online.

Help build on over 36 years of contributions in the field of distance librarianship by submitting a proposal. Session formats include paper presentations, panel sessions, poster sessions, and workshops. Proposals should fall into one of three general tracks.

  • teaching and learning (e.g. technologies, strategies, instructional design, assessment, best practices, successes/failures)
  • marketing and outreach (e.g. advocacy, assessment, collaboration, strategies)
  • user experience (e.g. assessment, best practices, initiatives, student success)

The professional benefits of presenting at the conference include the following.

If you have a topic of interest to distance librarianship, please go here for more information about submitting your proposal. The deadlines for submissions are Sunday, April 23, for paper presentations, and Sunday, October 1, for panel sessions, posters, and workshops. 

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