Reminder: Proposals for Access Services Conference 2017 Due Friday, May 5

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 5, 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 about circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, student-worker management, security, stacks maintenance, and other topics of interest.

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

Proposals might focus on any of the following topics.

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

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

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