2020 VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Users’ Conference Inclusive Libraries: Connecting Users in the Digital Age
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 8:30am – 4pm Location: Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, NJ
Call for Proposals
The Planning Committee for the 2020 VALE Users’/ACRL-NJ/ NJLA CUS Conference seeks proposals for Poster and Breakout Sessions to be presented at the next conference, Wednesday, January 8th at the Ocean Place Conference Center, Long Branch.
This year’s theme is: Inclusive Libraries: Connecting Users in the Digital Age
The Planning Committee welcomes poster sessions, breakout sessions, round tables and lightning talk proposals showcasing partnerships, policies, programs, services, and other initiatives that demonstrates inclusive efforts in libraries in the digital age. There is no initiative that is too small to share.
For Breakout sessions, Lightning Talk & Roundtable proposals, please use this form: https://forms.gle/RJQzfV9KKGLpwk628For questions about Breakout Session or Lightning Talk Proposals, please contact:
Alyssa Valenti, Breakout Subcommittee Chair, email: email@example.com
For Poster session proposals, please use this form: https://forms.gle/7LzqFirFtdSnXqiy9
For questions about Poster session proposals, please contact: Hilary Westgate, Poster Session Subcommittee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline & Notification
Completed proposals are due no later than Friday, October 4, 2019. Decisions regarding the proposals will be announced by Friday, November 15, 2019. Please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues or post it to other appropriate email lists for New Jersey academic librarians.
We look forward to your ideas and contributions for what promises to be a most rewarding day!
Our Annual Conference is the largest gathering of academic librarians in the state.
Every year we have capacity attendance of nearly 300 academic librarians and this year’s exciting agenda and keynote speaker will again draw a large crowd.
This year’s theme is Inclusive Libraries: Connecting Users in the Digital Age
In an effort to offset conference costs we invite you to become a sponsor of the conference.
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This year’s conference will be co-located with EdgeCon, the region’s premier technology gathering.As always, attendance at the VALE Conference is free for VALE members. If you would also like to attend EdgeCon, Edge is offering a 50% discount for VALE Conference attendees who have not previously attended EdgeCon to encourage participation at both of these excellent events. To take advantage of this offer: register for EdgeCon, and enter the discount code VALEHALF
This code can only be used by VALE librarians, should not be shared beyond the VALE membership, and codes will be tracked for verification purposes. All payment and registration fees for EdgeCon are due pre-conference and there will be $150 charge for onsite badge name changes/transfers and for onsite registrations.