CFP: 28th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference (Chapel Hill, NC – April 1, 2019)

Call for Proposals
We are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2019 conference theme: Communication is Key: Facilitating Discovery and Delivery to Connect Users to Information.   
Possible topics could include:
  • Using effective communication to foster successful business and collegial relationships
  • Interacting with stakeholders, such as patrons, vendors, publishers, aggregators, colleagues, LIS students and faculty
  • Advocacy for our users
  • Responding to user needs through our collections
  • Providing access to resources through cataloging skills, metadata creation, knowledge base management, and the library’s online catalog and discovery service
  • Promoting and marketing resources to inform users
  • License negotiation as a critical communication skill
  • Working with vendors on renewals, accounting transactions, adding new resources, troubleshooting, library advisory boards, new acquisitions models, and projects in partnership
  • Communicating within a consortium
  • Skills in communicating within the department, team, institution
  • Collaboration and project management
  • Assessment and data visualization as tools to tell our story
  • Communicating through training: the value of professional development opportunities
Proposals may address any aspect of the serials industry or serials management and may be submitted by any member of the community including librarians, staff, students, publishers, and vendors.
Proposals should be submitted using this form.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 21, 2018.
Proposals will require the following information:
·  Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address)
·  A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker
·  Presentation title
·  An abstract (approximately 100 words)
·  Type of program
o             Presentation (45 minutes)
o             Tips and tricks lightning talk (5-7 minutes)
o             Other (please provide details)
Please note: Presenters’ registration fees will be waived.
The Planning Committee will review all proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed (with notice) to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.
Molly Hansen
Assistant Marketing Manager | Oxford University Press

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