Last call for proposals!

Call for Proposals: Due June 26

“Discovery: It’s What Patrons Crave”

An ACRL-MD Unconference


ACRL-MD is currently planning its fourth annual unconference on Wednesday, July 24th. We’re looking for Lightning Round talks on any aspect of discovery in a library – think beyond our single-search boxes. What are your users discovering? How are they finding it? What are they missing? What tools are you providing them with? What tools are they finding and adopting themselves?


During the Lighting Round presenters will have 5-10 minutes to present their topic. The exact amount of time each speaker will have during the Lighting Round will depend on the number of presenters, but we’ll be sure to let you know how much time you’ll have at least two weeks prior to the unconference.


The best topics for Lighting Rounds will tie into our theme, and will provide opportunities for discussion and debate. The Lighting Round will serve as a springboard for Round Table Discussions, which will be moderated by the Lighting Round presenters.
If you’d like to present a Lighting Round talk, please submit a proposal that includes a short description of your topic, plus at least 3 questions that will facilitate discussion during your Round Table session.


Submit a Proposal!

Proposals are due by Wednesday, June 26th. Presenters for accepted talks will be notified during the first week of July. Please use the above link to submit your proposal. Questions about proposals, lightning round talks, or the unconference can be directed to David Dahl (
This year’s unconference will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at UMBC. Stay tuned for more details!

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