Pennsylvania Library Association

The College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites proposals for presentations or panel sessions for the 2013 PaLA Conference in Seven Springs. The conference will take place Sunday, October 20 – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.

If you have a topic of interest to academic librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session. Examples of possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Academic libraries role in the PA Forward initiative
• Agile budgeting for tight times
• Aspects of managing print and electronic publications
• Assessment of services or programs
• Changing role of technical services
• Community college initiatives
• Digital library projects
• Digital rights management
• Diversity, including GLBTQ topics
• Discovery services
• eBooks and their use on an academic campus
• Fund raising/development in an academic setting
• Grant writing
• Information commons
• Information literacy/digital literacy/transliteracy
• iPad /mobile device reference
• Leadership development
• Legal issues for Academics (Copyright, Patriot Act, etc.)
• Library management and HR
• Library role in instructional technology
• Library security
• Marketing and advocacy in academic libraries
• Mobile technologies
• Partnerships and collaboration
• Planning library spaces (user, staff & collection spaces)
• Recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians
• Research skills – collaborative projects
• Serving remote users
• Social media
• Technology in instruction
• User satisfaction
• Video streaming
• Volunteer management

All proposals should be submitted online via the program proposal link: To view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF is available for download:

The deadline for proposals is Monday, April 15, 2013. The PaLA Program Committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in May 2013.

Please contact with any additional questions.
Paul Proces
CRD Chair

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