[Metadatalibrarians] CFP: ACRL New England Chapter 2017 Conference

Annie Sollinger annies at library.umass.edu
Mon Oct 17 09:31:21 PDT 2016

Call for Proposals


The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter
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ACRL-NEC Annual Conference: 

Reframing Librarianship in the 21st Century

Friday, May 12 @University of Vermont Conference Center, Burlington, VT.

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we
work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public
services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a
rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work.
The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the
foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In
reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing
librarianship for the 21st Century. This exciting topic will be kicked off
by keynote Suzanne Wones, Director of Library Digital Strategies and
Innovations at Harvard Library.


The Program Committee is interested in receiving proposals for
presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and posters that speak to the
following questions:


*	 In this era of reinvention, how are we reframing ourselves, the
work that we do, and our libraries?
*	 How are we communicating around this shift within our institutions
and beyond?


Topics might include, but are not limited to, the reframing of:


*	Our professional identities and roles within the library, on campus,
and in society
*	The development and provision of library and archives collections to
*	Cataloging and metadata practices
*	Efforts around diversity and inclusion in our profession and on our
*	LIS education: Are we graduating technologically- and
information-literate librarians?
*	Professional development, collaboration, training, and supervision
*	Research and publication in library and information science
*	Education and advocacy on issues of scholarly communication,
copyright, and licensing
*	Public services: liaison, instruction, and reference work
*	Data services and the library's role in research data management,
data education, and open data
*	Assessment, and our role in broader institutional efforts around
student success and retention, accreditation, and learning outcomes
*	The institutional context of the academic library, including
institutional structures, cross-departmental collaborations, and faculty
status issues


Staff, faculty, administrators, and students in all areas of librarianship
are encouraged to submit proposals. 

To submit a proposal, follow this link:


The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Dec 2, 2016.


Questions should be directed to the ACRL/NE CPC Programming Committee: 
acrlnec-cpc-prog-l at library.umass.edu

Karin Heffernan -SNHU

Maric Kramer-Wheelock College

Mike Kemezis-Worcester Polytechnic Institute  

Erica Cataldi-Roberts-MCPHS 

Kathy Layer-Western New England University

Andrew Haggarty-Anna Maria College



We look forward to receiving your proposals!



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Annie Sollinger

Digital Image Metadata Librarian

Image Collection Library

225 Bartlett Hall 

UMass Amherst



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