Call for panelists for fall program

ACRL MD is currently seeking 4-5 panelists to participate in our fall program, to be held on Friday, October 14, from 9am-3:30pm at Loyola University’s Graduate Center in Columbia, MD. The program, “The Future is Tomorrow,” will focus on ways to embrace and address the changing role of the academic library and librarian. We are looking for a diverse mix of panelists, representing a range of job functions and experience. (Stay tuned! Registration will open soon.)

The panel will be about 45 minutes long, and during this time panelists will be free to share their own ideas, opinions and observations in response to questions and topics that may be provided ahead of time or on the spot. Panelists are not required to make a formal presentation or discuss initiatives taking place at their library. Whether or not your
ideas have been implemented is not important for this panel! We expect that panelists will have about five minutes to respond to an initial question, and then we hope to have a lively conversation between panelists and the audience, addressing additional questions and ideas as they come up.

If you would like to participate in the panel, please contact Alison Cody (acody@apa.org) with the following information by Wednesday, August 31:

-Name, title, and library
-Brief description of your job function
-Number of years in the profession
-The number one thing you believe libraries need to do NOW to stay relevant in the next two years
-Your best/craziest idea for improving your library
-One program or service at your library that you think should be scrapped or dramatically altered

There’s no need to write a novel – a few lines will help us get a sense of you and your ideas.

And of course — please share this with any colleagues you think would be interested.

Alison

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