Call for Proposals: 2017 VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS Users' Conference

The Planning Committee for the 2017 VALE Users’/ACRL-NJ/ NJLA CUS Conference seeks proposals for Poster and Breakout Sessions to be presented at the next conference, Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University.

This year’s theme is "Libraries as Agents of Change"

The Planning Committee welcomes poster sessions, breakout sessions, and lightning talk proposals telling your story about overcoming any legal, technological, marketing, instructional or other challenges your library or you have overcome. Proposals concerning patron privacy, censorship, academic freedom, critical librarianship, and social change are particularly encouraged.


Proposal requirements


·         For BREAKOUT session & Lightning Talk proposals, please use this form: 


* Please note: This year Lightning Talks will occur during one breakout session.


For questions about Breakout Session or Lightning Talk Proposals, please contact:

 Elizabeth Sosnowska, Breakout Subcommittee Chair, email: 



·         For POSTER session proposals, please use this form:


For questions about Poster Session Proposals, please contact:

 Alyssa Valenti, Poster Session Subcommittee Chair, email:



Deadline & Notification

Completed proposals are due no later than Friday, October 7, 2016. Decisions regarding the proposals will be announced by Monday, November 14, 2016.



Please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues or post it to other appropriate email lists for New Jersey academic librarians.



We look forward to your ideas and contributions for what promises to be a most rewarding day!



Amanda Piekart & Heather Dalal, Co-Chairs

 Users’ Conference Planning Committee