Call for Proposals: NC Serials Conference 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 24th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on March 6, 2015 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. http://web.lib.ecu.edu/ncserialsconference/

The Conference Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2015 conference theme – Serials (R)evolution: The Future is Now!  The landscape of serials management has evolved drastically over the life of the North Carolina Serials Conference, and we have been marching ahead at an ever-increasing pace.  How have we armed ourselves for this ongoing transformation?  What strategies are we employing to avoid chaos?  We are bombarded with options, yet our budgets are often under fire.  What innovations are we exploring?  Is peace on the horizon?  Rise up and share your stories from the front!

Proposals may address any aspect of the serials industry or serials management and may be submitted by any member of the serials profession including publishers, vendors, librarians, staff, and students.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail in an attachment to Kim Steinle and Patrick Carr at ksteinle@duke.edu and carrp@ecu.edu. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.

When submitting a proposal, please include the following information:

  1. Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address)
  2. A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker
  3. Presentation title
  4. An abstract (approximately 100 words)
  5. Type of Program
  • Presentation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Hands-on Workshop
  • Lightning Talk
  • Other (please provide details)
  1. Estimate of time required to present topic

Please note: Presenters’ registration expenses will be waived.

The Planning Committee will review all proposals for their content, timeliness, relevance, and fit with the overall Conference content. The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed (with notice) to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.

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