Annual Conference 2014 'Information Innovators: Librarians evolving in the digital environment' Call for Papers

Are you an Information innovator? 

As Information professionals the need to be innovative and the ability to evolve with our dynamic working environment is essential to our continued professional development. In 2014, the A&SL Annual Conference & Exhibition will challenge us to consider our profession beyond the boundaries of the Library as a physical space, of mobile devices as containers and the notion of information as a bound entity. The newly formatted Annual Conference & Exhibition will run over a day and a half encompassing plenary sessions, case studies, workshops, posters and lightning sessions from our sponsors. Join the A&SL Committee and our delegates as we explore the topics which affect us today, share best practice, and celebrate the innovation of information professionals.

Call for Papers

We would like to invite you to contribute to the conference and we have 3 options available:

·         Case Studies
·         Workshops
·         Posters

The broad theme of the conference is based around the changing and evolving roles of libraries and librarians. We are welcoming submissions that address any of the following ideas:
·         the library as a virtual or physical space
·         future libraries
·         collection development in a changing information world
·         open access
·         issues of multi-channel service delivery
·         print versus electronic
·         emerging technologies and how to leverage them for practical library use
·         making sense and creating value from big data
·         how mobile devices and tablets are changing the way we work
·         use of social media not just for marketing but also for research
·         tacit knowledge in organisations – how do we capture it?
·         promotion of the skills sets of librarians
·         continuing professional development 

Further details on poster submissions; 
A prize will be awarded to the best poster
New and posters created for other events are welcomed. Where a poster has been submitted for another
event the theme should be relevant to ASL2014 and details of previous submissions should be stated in the
abstract All posters are subject to a selection process. Only new posters which have not been displayed or 
submitted for another event will be eligible for the prize.