16th Distance Library Services Conference: Call for Proposals

URL: https://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2014

Important Dates

January 8, 2014 Registration opens
April 9, 2014 Registration closes
April 23, 2014 Conference begins

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Call for Proposals

THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED

The 16th Distance Library Services Conference is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers. All professional, faculty, administrative, and staff members who are involved in providing library services for students at a distance are invited to submit a proposal. The proceedings will be published separately and featured in special issues of the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning.

SUBJECT TRACKS:

The following subject tracks are appropriate for this conference:

  • Assessment (user experience, electronic collections, instructional effectiveness, etc.)
  • Instruction (methods, strategies, models, technologies, etc.)
  • Information Services (virtual reference, eBooks, databases, Web 2.0, social media, etc.)
  • Administration and Support (Human Resources, budgets, document delivery, etc.)
  • Collaboration (librarian, faculty, consortia, etc.)

SESSION FORMATS:

The conference offers several session formats from which to choose:

  • Paper Presentations
  • Panel Discussions 
  • Poster Sessions
  • Workshops

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

All proposals must include the following:

  • Title
  • Format
  • Short description
  • Long description
  • Lead presenter
  • Co-presenters (if appropriate)

ELIGIBILITY:

  • All proposals submitted to the DLS Conference undergo a blind, peer-review process. This process ensures that each proposal has an equal chance to be seleceted. As such, proposals with descriptions that include information that identifies individuals or institutions will be considered ineligible.
  • All proposals must be submitted by the deadline date.
  • Proposals should be for original work that has not been previously published. 

REQUIREMENTS:

Presenters at the 16th DLS Conference will be required to:

  • Register for and attend the conference.
  • Submit electronic versions of papers or abstracts (panels, posters, & workshops) for publication in the conference proceedings and later publications of JLISDL by the deadline date.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:

The deadline for submission is June 10, 2013

EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE:

After June 10, 2013, the DLS Conference Program Advisory Board will be provided with blind copies of the proposal abstracts. Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential interest to conference attendees, contribution to the body of knowledge associated with the field of distance library services, and their clarity of organization and expression. Program balance and room space may also be a factor in proposal selection. All submitters will be notified regarding their status of their proposals by July 31, 2013.


PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS AND SUBMISSION FORM

 

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