The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries, also the College and University Section of the New Jersey Library Association, works to enhance the effectiveness of academic and research librarians. We provide opportunities for professional development, continuing education, and networking. There are a number of active committees covering a wide range of library interests allowing librarians to tailor their involvement to their own professional and personal interests.
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The Planning Committee for the 2016 VALE Users’/NJLA CUS/NJ ACRL Conference seeks proposals for Poster and Breakout Sessions to be presented at the next conference, Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University.
This year’s theme is "Library as Locus: Energizing your Campus Community"
The Planning Committee welcomes both breakout, poster session, and lightening talk proposals showcasing policies, programs, services, and other initiatives intended to contribute, either directly or indirectly, to energizing your library and campus community. Proposals showing creative methods of interacting with your stakeholders, showing the value of your library through assessment, marketing, outreach, or programmatic changes are particularly encouraged.
This year we are providing an online proposal submission form for all sessions.
For BREAKOUT session proposals, please use this form: https://goo.gl/28AR4X
For questions about Breakout Session Proposals, please contact: Cynthia Coulter, Breakout Subcommittee Chair, email: email@example.com.
For POSTER session proposals, please use this form: https://goo.gl/AuTrz0
For questions about Poster Session Proposals, please contact: Lisa Deluca, Poster Session Subcommittee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lightning talk signup list will be released in November
For questions about Lightning Talks, please contact: Romel Espinel, Lightning Talk Subcommittee Chair, email: email@example.com
NOTE: Please complete all required fields in the proposal form in its entirety.
Completed proposals are due no later than Friday, October 9, 2015. Decisions regarding the proposals will be announced by Monday, November 9, 2015.
We look forward to your ideas and contributions for what promises to be a most rewarding day!
Getting to know:
Now is the time to start brainstorming articles for the Fall 2015 newsletter of the NJLA College and University Section/ACRL-NJ Chapter! The newsletter is a great way for you share news about your library and library staff with academic librarians all over New Jersey. Let your colleagues know about grants you’ve won, exciting new collections or programming, library construction or new technologies that your library is pioneering.
To get you brainstorming ideas, we’ve created a theme for the Fall 2015 edition; “Implementing the New ACRL Information Literacy Framework.” Please let us know how you and your library are using the new framework. Tell us what works and what doesn’t, how you assess it, best practices, and more.
Of course, we are still interested in all aspects of the NJ Academic library world, including:
Photographs, images, and videos are especially encouraged.
Articles should be 1000 words or less, and photographs and images should be attached separately.
Deadline for submissions is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015. The newsletter will be distributed on November 23rd. With each article submission, please include the author’s email address so that readers can easily contact authors, and an author photo.
Here is where you can find past issues of the newsletter, in case you would like an idea of what to submit:
Please forward all submissions and suggestions for content to:
We look forward to hearing from you!