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Subject: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference Call for Proposals
My name is Erin Dorney and I am the co-chair for ACRL’s 2011 Virtual Conference. I was wondering if you would mind forwarding this opportunity to your LIS students? We think that this might be an excellent opportunity for graduate students to get involved with ACRL, present at a professional conference, and hone their virtual presentation skills. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Co-Chair, ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference
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ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference - Proposals Accepted Through November 1, 2010
Can't attend the ACRL 2011 Conference in Philadelphia, PA? Going to Philly but want to enhance your onsite experience? Consider the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference!
Proposals are now being accepted for interactive, online sessions for the Virtual Conference. Featuring live, on-the-fly polling, white boards, co-browsing and desktop sharing, virtual presenting is a unique and affordable opportunity for both experienced and new presenters. We are seeking a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues in academic libraries. Sessions will be selected for presentation based on relevance, timeliness of topic and clear, intriguing proposals. Webcasts are 60 minutes (including Q&A) and should be specifically designed for virtual presentation. Presenters should explain how they will use the online environment to create interactivity among the attendees. Links to the recorded sessions will be posted on the Virtual Conference website, which all attendees (virtual or onsite) can access for up to a YEAR following the conference (lots of exposure)! For examples of Webcasts and other virtual content from ACRL's 2009 Conference, see www.learningtimes.net/acrlconference/<http://www.learningtimes.net/acrlconference/>.
In addition to these exclusive online-only sessions, the Virtual Conference will feature onsite conference session recordings, speaker handouts, blogs, discussion forums, chats and more. Submit proposals by November 1 through the ACRL 2011 website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm. Presenters will be notified by January 1 if their proposal has been accepted.
PRESENTERS ARE EXPECTED TO:
* Attend an online 30-60 minute training on Adobe Connect prior to the conference
* Conduct an online session using Adobe Connect
* Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by February 1, 2010
* Respond to questions from & interact with virtual attendees
Questions? Contact Erin Dorney, Millersville University, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Scott Vine, Franklin & Marshall College, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>