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Southeastern Library Assessment Conference: Call for Proposals
Hello RIPL!

The planning committee of the Southeastern Library Assessment Conference have asked me to reach out the public libary community and help spread the word about the conference. They are very interested in expanding public library representation both in the sessions and in attendance.  While I have not had the pleasure of attending this conference personally, I have heard  that is an extraordinary conference with very high quality sessions.  You can check out materials from the previous conferences on their website:

I am posting today to let everyone know that they currently have a call out for proposals. They would love to have some from the public library field!

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites session proposals for the November 7-8, 2019, conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Proposed sessions should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, including Q&A. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:
·         Budget
·         Collaborations
·         Collections
·         Demonstrating value
·         Developing a culture of assessment
·         Ethnographic and observational studies
·         Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
·         Lessons learned
·         Library instruction
·         Marketing and communications
·         Outreach activities
·         Programming and events
·         Reporting results to stakeholders
·         Role of the assessment librarian
·         Services
·         Spaces and facilities
·         Special collections and archives
·         Training session featuring popular assessment software: NVivo, Tableau, etc.
·         Unique methods
·         Usability
·         User experience
Proposals should include:
·         Presentation title
·         Name, institution, position title, and email address of each presenter
·         Abstract of 200 words or fewer
·         Brief 2-3 sentence abstract suitable for the conference website, program, and marketing materials
·         For research/projects: Current status, i.e., under consideration; in progress/ongoing -OR- results in hand and ready to report
·         Whether the research/project/training has been previously published or presented
·         At least 3 learning outcomes to be addressed during the presentation
Important dates:
·         April 30, 2019: Deadline to submit proposals
·         By May 15, 2019: Submitters will be notified of the status of proposals
·         June 1, 2019: Conference registration opens
·         October 4, 2019: Regular registration closes
Submit your proposal

You may direct any questions to me or to Please feel free to forward this email to any interested colleagues.


With warm spring wishes for all,
Cristina Hernández Trotter
Head of Reference and The Heritage Center
Oconee Regional Library System
801 Bellevue Ave., Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-5710 (Option. 4)
I wish you great success with this posting, hoping you receive lots of session proposals. Thanks for posting here. I wish I could submit but it's not in the cards this year. :-)

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