ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Division
Dear ACRL Members:
As a reminder, ACRL program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco are due September 1, 2014. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2015 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2014. ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals.
More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at email@example.com with questions concerning the program proposal process.
Digitization has enormous potential to bring local history collections to a wider audience, often through academic and public library partnerships. In this session participants will hear from several successful collaborations funded through IMLS that highlight promising practices for the wider dissemination of digitized collections. Panelists will share tools they leveraged to bring their materials to researchers, students, and the general public, as well as evidence of how these collections are being used in unanticipated ways.