Call for Proposals: ACRL MD’s “Library Secrets”

Did you have great plans, that didn’t quite pan out the way you expected? Have you taken time, money, and effort and pushed it toward something that wasn’t nearly as successful as you’d hoped? What did you do in response? ACRL MD’s “Library Secrets” program is looking for presenters that will be able to share how they overcame an unsuccessful program, event, or other library initiative.

Interested in sharing? Submit your proposal now!

For first consideration, please submit your proposal by Tuesday, October 15th.

Help break the process and mindset of failures kept as secrets and begin to re-imagine failure as a learning moment on the road to success.

Find out more about ACRL MD’s “Library Secrets”, including how to register.

MLA/DLA 2012: ACRL MD Call for Proposals

Are you spending your summer working on a new program or initiative at your library? Did you try out some new instruction methods this past year? Are you knee-deep in research for a paper you hope to write? If the answer to one of those questions is yes, then you should consider submitting a proposal for a session at this year’s Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association conference!

ACRL MD, the academic libraries division of MLA and the state chapter of ACRL, is on the lookout for conference proposals. The conference will be held in Ocean City, MD, from May 9-11, 2012. Conference sessions are typically 75 minutes long (though there are some shorter and longer time slots available), and are scheduled throughout the day on Thursday and on Friday morning. Wednesday is reserved for full- and half-day pre-conference workshops.

While ACRL MD’s focus is on providing a wealth of quality conference programming for academic librarians, the best sessions also have some relevance for our colleagues outside of the academic library sphere. For information on recent topics, please take a look at the 2011 and 2010 conference programs:

Submit your proposal now!

Proposals for concurrent sessions are due by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 15. Proposals will be peer-reviewed.  If you have any questions about the conference or the call for proposals, please contact David Dahl ( | 410-704-5748).