CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Due date extended), 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC - invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2014 Annual Conference. This event entitled "We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians Through Professional Development" will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits.  Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs.  We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy.  How do we accomplish this? How can we stay current with new technologies, innovations, and ways of thinking? 

We are seeking innovative thinkers and doers to offer presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and "show-and-tell" booths, in order to share creative ideas and initiatives on professional development issues, such as how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; how to manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; how to get published; and how to become library leaders.

To submit a proposal, follow this link:

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to midnight on Friday, December 13, 2013.

 Questions should be directed to Lisa Palmer (, Alan Witt (, or Nancy O'Sullivan (