Call for Proposals - 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 26th Annual North Carolina Serials
Conference <> will be held on
Friday, March 31, 2017 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing
Education in Chapel Hill.

The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations
that reflect the 2017 conference theme: * Being Data-Informed: Taking
Control and Connecting Users to Content*.

*The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people.* – Tim

Libraries offer a rich array of physical and electronic resources, and we
can access an enormous variety of data related to all aspects of their
management.  How can we best utilize data to help our users connect more
effectively to the information future? What can we learn from analyzing
best practices? How can we leverage data to make our processes more
efficient and secure while offering our users the most targeted and
timeliest access? How will we chart our future course through the
complexities of serials and electronic resources to guide our users
forward? How can data help to ensure more robust connections across the
information supply chain?

Proposals may address any related aspect of the serials industry or serials
management and may be submitted by any member of the serials profession
including publishers, vendors, librarians, staff, and students.

Proposals should be submitted using this form
The deadline for submissions is *Friday, December 9, 2016*.

Proposals will require the following information:

1. Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number,
and email address)
2. A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker
3. Presentation title
4. An abstract (approximately 100 words)
5. Type of Program

·       Presentation

·       Panel Discussion

·       Hands-on Workshop

·       Lightning Talk

·       Other (please provide details)

6. Estimate of time required to present topic

Please note: Presenters’ registration expenses will be waived.

The Planning Committee will review all proposals for their content,
timeliness, relevance, and fit with the overall Conference content. The
Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed
(with notice) to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program
time slots.

Maria Collins
Head, Acquisitions and Discovery
NCSU Libraries
Editor, Serials Review
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