Call for Participation – ALA Annual, 2011
(Apologies for cross-posting)
The RUSA MARS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group would like
How are we measuring up? Using new technologies to schedule, standardize,
and assess reference services.
Has your library used new technologies or innovative methods to measure,
review, or modify electronic and other reference services and locations?
Are you looking for an opportunity to present at ALA? If so, we’re seeking
panelists for our upcoming program at ALA Annual 2011: “How are we measuring
up? Using new technologies to schedule, standardize, and assess reference
Our committee is looking for presenters to demonstrate a variety of
inventive, original, or efficient ways to study and accommodate changes in
user preferences, locations, and modes of communication when seeking
reference and research services. Presentations are in panel format, but are
relatively informal and are intended to jumpstart discussion among the
attendees. The program will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2011 from 10:30am
– 12:00pm at the ALA Annual conference in New Orleans, LA (room and exact
location TBD). If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please
contact Matt Torrence ([log in to unmask]) with a short (<400 words) summary
or proposal by April 22nd, 2011. The committee will notify all potential
speakers by April 29th. We’re flexible on the final number for our panel,
but expect 3-4 speakers with 15-20 minutes each.
Computer & Video Game Archive Manager
University of Michigan