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Call for Proposals: ALA Annual 2015

The ALCTS CMS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group welcomes proposals for presentations at  the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.  The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 28th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.  We will be altering the format of the meeting to include up to two twenty minute presentations followed by a series of lightning talks. 

For the traditional presentations, each speaker will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation followed by questions and group discussion.  For the lightning talks, each speaker will have 5-7 minutes to present with Q&A as time allows.  All topics related to collection evaluation and assessment are welcome.  The proposed topics for presentations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review or comparison of collection analysis tools
  • Comparison of print and electronic assessment methods
  • How to determine user satisfaction with collections
  • How to measure the value of our collections  (not just monetarily or through CPU)
  • eBook Assessment and Management
  • Data visualization tools or projects

If you are interested in being a presenter, please complete the online proposal form by April 30th or email a brief proposal (500 words or less) to Gabby Wiersma, gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu, including the following information:

  • Name
  • Title/Position
  • Institution
  • Contact Information
  • Presentation Title
  • Traditional 20 minute presentation or 7 minute lightning talk

 We will select and notify presenters during the first week in May. 

 Thank you,

 

Gabby Wiersma

Chair, ALCTS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

Head of Collection Development

University of Colorado Boulder

303-492-4316

gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu

 

Wenli Gao

Vice-Chair, ALCTS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

Communication, Sociology, and Anthropology Librarian

University of Houston

713-743-8370

wgao5@uh.edu