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Call for proposals NC Serials Conference Nancy Newsome 18 Sep 2003 12:41 UTC

Call for Proposals

13th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference
April 15-16, 2004
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC

The 2004 Program Planning Committee invites proposals and suggestions for presentations on any aspect of the serials industry or serials management.   The Committee welcomes participation from all members of the serials profession including publishers, vendors, and systems developers.  Students seeking a forum to share findings from serials-related research are also encouraged to submit proposals.

This is the first time conference planners have issued a formal Call for Proposals for the highly regarded North Carolina Serials Conference.  The Committee hopes to continue previous successes by assembling a program that both shares and inspires creativity, collaboration, and new ways of thinking.

Submit proposals by e-mail in a document attachment to Beth Bernhardt at <>

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2003.

When submitting a proposal, please include the following information.

        1.      Name(s)
        2.      Mailing Address
        3.      Telephone number, fax number, and email address(es)
        4.      Short (50 words or less) biographical description about proposed speakers
        5.      Proposed program title
        6.      A 200-300 word abstract, which clearly states the proposal topic, its relationship to serials, and its relevance for conference attendees
        7.      Estimate of time required to present topic.

The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, and relevance to the current serials environment.  The Committee reserves the right to refocus or combine proposals as needed to reach a diverse audience and to maximize use of program time slots.

Nancy Newsome
Serials Librarian
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee NC  28723