AMICAL members, the call for proposals for AMICAL 2017 is finally open!
Some of you have already been asking about it, including some AMICAL members who’ve never proposed a program session before. We seem to have tapped into something powerful this year by framing the Conference around this theme:
Centering on learning: Partnerships and professional development among librarians, faculty and technologists
The Program Committee is busy lining up amazing invited speakers and shaping the conference program. We’ll have more details to share with you early in 2017.
But this is your moment.
What topics can I propose?
The theme chosen for AMICAL 2017 provides a backdrop for exploring a range of questions related to librarians, faculty, technologists, and how those roles connect in meaningful ways around a common mission of student learning.
We’re seeking proposals for conference sessions that address our theme in some way, or that address one of the topical areas which form part of AMICAL’s current organizational focus. (More details are available on the website.)
Who can propose a session?
The AMICAL Conference program is built almost entirely out of contributions from consortium members.
We’re counting on you to make this a great event by digging into your local experience, research and expertise, and proposing your best to share with your peers.
Tell your colleagues
The AMICAL Conference has a fierce following among many librarians at members institutions. But we’re less well-known among faculty and technologists. Given this year’s theme, we’d like all of you to help us spread news of this event.
Forward this email to colleagues who may not have received it, such as faculty and technologists. Let colleagues know in person, when you meet them in the hall or over lunch.
We want this to be the most diverse AMICAL Conference ever!
Propose a session
We’ve opened the call for proposals earlier than usual, to give you a chance to mull over ideas during the holiday season.
We hope this will also give you more time to envision more complex sessions, such as mini-workshops and panels. But we are also looking for a hearty selection of posters and tech showcases for the Community Idea Exchange, as well as lightning talks and facilitated discussions (“Birds of a feather”).
The deadline for submitting a proposal is 29 January 2017.