ACRL/LAMA call for proposals

Subject: Dec. 10 deadline for ACRL/LAMA Spring Virtual Institute Proposals

Don’t miss the opportunity to play an active part in the 2008 ACRL/LAMA Joint Virtual Institute, “Leading from the Middle: Managing in All Directions”. Submit a proposal now for an interactive webcast or online poster session. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, December 10, 2007.

The ACRL/LAMA Joint Virtual Institute, to be offered April 29-30, 2008, will offer a forum for the exploration of issues and challenges facing middle managers and leaders. The institute will take place in an online conference community, which will provide an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and program sessions will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. Proposals are invited for session formats including:

Interactive Webcast (Synchronous)
An interactive Webcast allows you to give a presentation in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Participants can also interact by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments.

Online Poster Session (Asynchronous)
The online poster session is a PowerPoint presentation that includes your voice recorded along with each slide. The poster session is posted in the online conference community area, where participants may review it at any time during the conference.

Submissions will be accepted through December 10, 2007. Full text of the Call for Proposals is available online at Questions about the Call for Proposals or the Joint Spring Virtual Institute should be directed to, 312-280-2522.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association ( is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library Association and has a membership of more than 5,000.

Margot S. Conahan
Manager, Professional Development
50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520

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