azla          2015 AzLA Conference: MAKING CONNECTIONS

The 2015 Annual Conference will be held at the High Country Conference Center in beautiful Flagstaff Arizona, November 18– 20, 2015.

Conference Theme
The 2015 conference theme, MAKING CONNECTIONS, is focused on embracing the networking, collaboration, and partnerships that librarianship entails. Library professionals enrich their knowledge base and enhance services by networking with fellow librarians. Libraries create new opportunities by collaborating with organizations within their communities. There are the new connections which are enabled by technology. Finally, there are the daily connections made between staff and patrons, between instructional specialists and students, which form the basis of library service. What would you like to see and hear about during your time at the conference?   How is your library building strong networks?  How have your library benefited from your network?

Program tracks will include:

  • Leadership & Staff Development
  • Children and Young Adults
  • Information Literacy & Teaching
  • User Services
  • Technology & Tech Services
  • Library Outreaching, Marketing, and Advocacy.

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The conference is coming – and you should participate!

Presentation proposals are now being solicited for the joint AzLA/MPLA 2014 conference!

Q: Who should submit a proposal?
A: YOU should.

Whether student, staff, or librarian, you’ve got a great idea, a unique perspective, or a new way of doing things that you should be sharing with other library professionals. You’ll be rewarded with networking opportunities, the chance to build your CV, and the satisfaction of contributing to your chosen field in a supportive environment.

You can go big with a full program or workshop, dip your toes in with a poster, or present in a 15-minute blitz session.

Need guidance? No problem! Here’s a great guide to creating winning conference proposals for library professionals.

Hesitant because you’re a library school student? Here’s a blog post on the whys and hows of submitting a conference proposal!

I presented a poster last year! I had a great time and met some wonderful people. If you need some topic ideas, take a look at last year’s presentations!

Deadlines for AzLA/MPLA 2014 conference:

  • Preconferences, Programs, and Workshops: April 28, 2014.
  • Posters, Roundtables and Blitz Sessions: May 26, 2014.

Submit your proposal on the AzLA website! Full press release here.

What do you want to see this year at the conference?

Will we see you at Fort McDowell?

The AzLA Conference begins with Pre-Conferences TOMORROW, with the bulk of programming Thursday and Friday. Will we see you at Fort McDowell?

You can print out just the schedule of programs before you go. The full conference program contains descriptions of the individual sessions.

CULD will also have its yearly business meeting Thursday at 1:10 in Conf. 102-103. Please come and get involved in the division. We’d love to hear YOUR ideas!

I’ll also be presenting my first poster Thursday morning at 10 am. My poster is all about using Twitter to promote your unique collection. Come see my poster and support me! : )

Also, don’t forget that AzLA and SIRLS are putting on a reception Thursday 5 to 7 pm at the resort pool.

See you there!