C&U Spring Meetings

    Envisioning Possibilities: Embracing Change & Collaboration

    How are you and your library confronting change? What are you collaborating on? Do you wish you could spread the word to your colleagues? Here’s your chance to share it at the Joint Spring Meeting of the College & University Section and the Technical Services Round Table, May 15, 2020, at Doane University in Crete.

    The Joint Program Committee invites proposals for 50 minute presentations or 15 minute lightning rounds (3 rounds in one session) on any aspect of academic or technical services librarianship which addresses the conference theme or is related to the theme is some way. Potential topics for exploration around which presenters might share ideas, knowledge, experience and research include (but need not be limited to) the following:

    • Collaborations with entities outside the library, e.g., civic groups, non-profit organizations, other departments on campus, etc.
    • Succession planning to manage the evolving needs of libraries and their staff, e.g., redistributing responsibilities due to staff loss, working with new staff, grooming staff to move to other positions within or beyond the library, etc.
    • Strategic planning for the library
    • Collaborations to increase diversity, e.g., collections, services, staffing, spaces, etc.
    • Collaborations to improve library effectiveness, e.g, ILS migration, interlibrary loan systems, etc.
    • Something you are doing or interested in doing and are seeking partnerships


    The proposal form is available at: https://forms.gle/Xksg8QbEDe8TJPGs7

    Please submit your proposals no later than 5pm on February 28, 2020. You will be notified of acceptance by March 13, 2020.

    If you have any questions, please contact the C&U chair, Jayne Germer at [email protected]