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As a member of the ACRL 2017 Panel Sessions Committee, I strongly encourage you to submit a proposal (or more than one!) for a panel discussion at the ACRL 2017 Panel Sessions ( ) in Baltimore in March 2017.

A panel session offers an opportune occasion for two to four presenters to engage in a cohesive and productive conversation about a topic of importance to academic libraries and librarianship.  Lasting 60 minutes (including time for Q&A), the discussion proves effective in prompting the audience to think about the topic and/or share insights from different perspectives.

Conference tags ( ) are available to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme.  Proposals for topics in traditionally underrepresented areas such as community college libraries, technology or systems librarian services, access services, and technical services are especially welcome!

Information about submitting a proposal is online at:  (  When you are ready for the submission, go to to start the process.

The submission deadline is May 6, 2016.

Feel free to contact me or the Panel Sessions Committee Chairs Adrian Ho ([log in to unmask]) and Heidi Steiner Burkhardt ([log in to unmask]) if you have any questions.



Robert H. McDonald
Associate Dean for Library Technologies
Deputy Director-Data to Insight Center, Pervasive Technology Institute
Indiana University
1320 East 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library 234
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-856-4834
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Skype: rhmcdonald