MiALA Annual Conference Call for Program Proposals
MiALA invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals for presentation at the 3rd annual conference to be held May 17-18, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions for sustainability in academic libraries. How do we sustain ourselves within the profession? How do we sustain our libraries and institutions? How do we work (or what is our obligation) environmentally and socially? How do we sustain our community?

Participation from librarians, library staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries is encouraged.

Proposals will be accepted for the following presentation formats:

-Full Presentation (40 minutes)
-Panel Presentation (40 minutes)
-Facilitated Discussion (40 minutes)
-Workshop (40 minutes)
-Mini-Presentations (20 minutes)
-Lightning Talk (10 minutes)

Along with presenter(s) information, program proposals must include title, presentation format, topic tags, abstract (up to 75 words), description (up to 300 words), learning objective(s), and intended audience (up to 25 words). Proposals will be evaluated on relevance to the conference theme, impact on academic librarianship, originality, creativity, clarity, and applicability of content and outcomes.

Presentations will be organized by topic and/or format, and will be scheduled to fill 50 minute blocks of time, including 10 minutes for Q&A.

Program proposals will be accepted through December 15, 2017. The primary contact listed on submitted proposals will be contacted about the status of the proposed presentation by January 26, 2018.

To be eligible for consideration, you must be an individual or student member of MiALA to submit a proposal and all proposals must be submitted using the online submission form by the deadline (December 15, 2017).

Any questions regarding presentation proposals or conference programming may be sent to the Programming Coordinator, Christine Tobias (tobiasc@msu.edu). Any other questions regarding the MiALA Annual Conference may be sent to conference@miala.org.

First Name:  (Required)
Last Name:  (Required)
Email:  (Required)

Presenter name, if different than above - this person will be the main contact with MiALA.
Presenter Organization  (Required)
Address  (Required)
City, State, Zip  (Required)
I am a member of MiALA.
Presentation title  (Required)
(Word limit: 20)

Presentation format  (Required)
Choose 1
Abstract (to be published in MiALA 2018 Conference program and website): (Limit to 75 words)  (Required)
(Word limit: 75)

Full Description of Presentation: (Limit to 300 words)  (Required)
(Word limit: 300)

Topic Tags: Select 2 topics which best describe your proposed presentation. Tags will be included in Conference Program. Select at least 1, but no more than 2.  (Required)
Choose up to 2
Assessment and Evaluation
Cataloging and Metadata
Distance or Online Learning
Critical Librarianship
Education and Curriculum
Electronic Resources
Instruction and Information Literacy
Mid-Level Management
Open Educational Resources
Research Services or Reference
Resource Sharing
Technical Resources
User Experience
Web Development and Design
If you selected Other above, please describe
Learning Outcome(s): (Provide up to two learning outcomes for your target audience)  (Required)

Target Audience: Describe who will benefit the most from your presentation  (Required)
(Word limit: 25)

Additional Presenter(s): Provide name(s), title(s), and institution(s) for up to 3 additional presenters.

Has this presentation been presented at any other conferences in the past two years?
If yes, please explain when and where

I understand that if selected, I am responsible for providing a presentation in the indicated format and appropriate time frame at the MiALA 2018 Annual Conference.
I understand that if selected, I will register for and attend the MiALA Annual Conference (MiALA does not provide funding, compensation, or reimbursement for conference presenters, with the exception of the Keynote speaker(s) and scholarship recipients).
I understand that if selected, I will comply with program deadlines.
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