Panhandle Academic Libraries Conference – July 12th

We are pleased to present the first annual conference in the Panhandle for academic libraries. Our theme is Making Connections, Building Bridges.

We would like to invite proposals for the first annual Panhandle Academic Libraries Conference on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Tallahassee.

Libraries have long been places of connections—connections between people, ideas, and the community. Libraries are safe places on campus for students to discover new thoughts and ideas by interacting with fellow students and faculty. The academic library has been called the heart of the university or college, and as the center of the campus connecting learning and human interaction, this statement is as true today as ever.

The planning committee seeks session proposals for the conference, which will be held at the FLVC Tallahassee Office (1753 W. Paul Dirac Dr.) on Friday, July 12, 2019.

We seek proposals related to the conference theme in the areas of:

  • Subject Librarianship
  • Collaborations
  • Collections and Funding
  • Instruction
  • Technology
  • Innovation

Share your experiences, both successes and learning opportunities, with your Panhandle colleagues. We will accept a maximum of TWO proposals per presenter (including individual and panel presentations).

DEADLINE: Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 13, 2019. Applicants will be notified about their proposal status by May 20, 2019.

Submit proposal here.


Panel Discussion
40-minute discussion with 10 minute Q&A
Two to four panelists will provide multiple, diverse perspectives on a topic or theme, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer from the audience. Proposal abstracts should highlight practical takeaways for attendees.

40-minute presentation with 10 minute Q&A
Presenter(s) will speak with the audience for 40 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer from the audience. Proposal abstracts should highlight practical takeaways for attendees.

Interactive Workshop
50 minutes
Presenters will engage attendees in active, hands-on learning. Proposal abstracts should present a clear description of the activity as well as highlight the practical takeaways for attendees.

Roundtable Discussion
50 minutes
Attendees are encouraged to participate in informal group discussions on topics of interest. Proposal abstracts should include sample questions that facilitators plan to use.

We are excited for this first conference, and hope you will join us.

Your conference organizing team:

  • Michael Meth (Florida State University), Conference Chair
  • Melissa Davis (Pensacola State College)
  • Mike Lane (Pensacola State College)
  • Alvin Lee (Florida A&M University)
  • Valerie Boulos (Florida State University)
  • Jenni McKnight (Florida State University)
  • David Russell (Gulf Coast State College)

Submit proposal here.

You may register for the conference here.

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