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*2018 CONUL Conference: Call for papers now open*

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the 2018 annual
conference of CONUL, the Consortium of National and University Libraries in
Ireland, which will be held in Galway, Ireland on 30-31 May 2018.
*Keynote Speakers:*
Vivian Lewis, University Librarian at McMaster University
Jim Neal, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University & President
of the ALA

The 2018 conference theme, Transformative Experiences: Libraries Innovating
and Changing, will explore the ever evolving research and academic library:
creative approaches to the use of technologies; developing the library
workforce; enhancing services, space and collections to create new
dialogues; measuring impact and demonstrating the value of the modern
research library. CONUL invites submissions for presentations and posters
which address topics including, but not limited to:


   Technology in libraries

   Developing the library workforce

   Enhancing user engagement & experiences

   Measuring the impact and effectiveness of library services

   New synergies and transformations for library collections

The Conference Committee welcomes proposals on the theme and sub-themes
which include theoretical and practical elements of research and academic
librarianship.  We encourage colleagues who are currently harnessing
technologies, reconfiguring onsite and online spaces; responding to and
anticipating changing user needs; transforming collections; exploring the
staffing considerations in this time of change e.g. new skills, succession
planning and leading change; and identifying ways to demonstrate impact, to
consider abstract submission for the 2018 CONUL Conference.

An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the conference as one of
the following:


   Oral Presentations: 300 word abstract submission


      Parallel Paper: 20 minute presentation and Q&A

      Lightning Talk: 10 minute presentation and Q&A

      Show & Tell:  5 minute presentation followed by an opportunity for
      delegates to 1-1 discussions with presenters.  Fuller information on the
      format is available online here

   Poster Presentation: 100 word abstract submission

The closing date for abstract submission is midnight Monday 8th January
2018. Further information on the Call for Papers, including presentation
types, important dates and submission guidelines are available at

2018 CONUL Conference Committee

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CONUL <> is a consortium of Ireland’s research
libraries. Its’ mission is to develop and improve the library and
information services of the CONUL members through the exchange of
experience and cooperative activities. The CONUL Strategy 2016-2019, Ireland’s
Memory, Ireland’s Discovery
<> articulates the
goals and actions for consolidating, developing, and promoting CONUL
collections as important learning, research and cultural assets, supporting
excellence in practice and informing and influencing policy.

Michelle Dalton
Scholarly Communications Librarian
UCD Library
Level 2, James Joyce Library
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