“Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries”: Call for Poster Session Proposals

September 6, 2012 | News

The Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries is pleased to announce its annual call for poster session proposals for the 2012 ACRL/NY Symposium, “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries.” The annual symposium will focus on academic librarians who seek out new opportunities for collaboration, innovation and creative service offerings that meet our users’ evolving needs with limited resources. We will explore how academic librarians can actively promote risk-taking and develop an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial approach to service.

Submission deadline: Friday, September 14, 2012; Accepted posters will be notified by October 1, 2012

ACRL/NY Symposium: Academic librarians are under tremendous pressure to adapt to changes in technology, declining budgets, “re-skilling,” and cultural or institutional expectations. Through necessity and ingenuity, some librarians are adapting by seeking out new opportunities for collaboration, innovation and creative service offerings that meet our users’ evolving needs with limited resources.

ACRL/NY Poster Session Proposal Criteria: ACRL/NY invites you to submit a poster session proposal for the symposium.  It can address any issue related to this theme.  Examples follow:

  • New programs
  • Retraining
  • New entrepreneurial initiatives
  • New cost-saving collaborations
  • Non-traditional roles for the library and/or librarians
  • Programming on a shoestring/limited budget
  • Revenue generating service/project
  • Cooperative projects; such as across institutions or departments
  • New online tools
  • Software development
  • Open source software or projects
  • Resource sharing projects
  • Strategic planning initiatives
  • Marketing your library’s services
  • Branding in the library
  • Empowerment through Friends of the Library groups
  • Working with institutional advancement and marketing & communications on campus
  • Writing a successful business plan/project proposal
  • From librarian to independent information specialist/consultant

To submit: Please submit your proposal using the online form at http://acrlnysymp2012.wordpress.com/posters/

Date of the ACRL/NY symposium: Friday, December 7, 2012

Where:

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center

Baruch College, CUNY

55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)

New York, NY

Stay tuned for upcoming details and registration information!