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Academic & Special Libraries Section Annual Conference & Exhibition 2016
Smashing Stereotypes: Librarians get loud!
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February 2016 Radisson Blue Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
THEME: SMASHING STEREOTYPES: LIBRARIANS GET LOUD!
We all agree that the information profession has changed radically, so what does it mean to be a Librarian in the 21st century? Join the A&SL Committee in 2016 as we explode the myths about Librarianship and celebrate the amazing range and diversity of the information profession. Let’s tell the world who we are, what we do and why we’re needed more than ever before. We want to hear about your unusual career path, your unexpected skills, your hidden talents and your expectation-defying information service. Come on, Librarians – it’s time to get loud! The 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition will run over two days encompassing plenary and parallel sessions, with case studies, workshops, posters and lightning presentations. Join the A&SL Committee and our delegates as we explore the topics, which affect us today, share best practice, and celebrate the innovation of information professionals.
We are welcoming submissions that address any of the following ideas:
• Working in non-traditional roles / sectors
• Embedded Librarianship
• Information jobs of the future
• Skills development and transferable skills •
Promoting your skills
• Advocacy & marketing
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and all submissions that relate to the theme“ SMASHING STEREOTYPES: LIBRARIANS GET LOUD! are welcome.
You can contribute to the conference in one of the following formats
• Case studies
• Workshops or Learning Sessions
• Lightning Presentations
Please email email@example.com for submission forms for Case Studies, Workshops or Learning Sessions, Lightning Presentations and Posters. They include further details and useful information with regard to making a submission.
Closing date Friday 11th September 2015