Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual North Carolina Serials
Conference <>will be held on Monday,
April 1, 2019 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 2019 conference theme: Communication is Key: Facilitating
Discovery and Delivery to Connect Users to Information.

Possible topics could include:


   Using effective communication to foster successful business and
   collegial relationships

   Interacting with stakeholders, such as patrons, vendors, publishers,
   aggregators, colleagues, LIS students and faculty

   Advocacy for our users

   Responding to user needs through our collections

   Providing access to resources through cataloging skills, metadata
   creation, knowledge base management, and the library’s online catalog and
   discovery service

   Promoting and marketing resources to inform users

   License negotiation as a critical communication skill

   Working with vendors on renewals, accounting transactions, adding new
   resources, troubleshooting, library advisory boards, new acquisitions
   models, and projects in partnership

   Communicating within a consortium

   Skills in communicating within the department, team, institution

   Collaboration and project management

   Assessment and data visualization as tools to tell our story

   Communicating through training: the value of professional development

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

Proposals should be submitted using this form.
 The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 21, 2018.

Proposals will require the following information:

·  Contact details (including your name, mailing address, telephone number,
and email address)

·  A short (50 words or less) biographical description for each speaker

·  Presentation title

·  An abstract (approximately 100 words)

·  Type of program

o Presentation (45 minutes)

o Tips and tricks lightning talk (5-7 minutes)

o Other (please provide details)

Please note: Presenters' registration fees 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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