29th IAMSLIC Annual Conference

Hosted by: University of Connecticut Avery Point Library

This is a call for the submission of proposals and abstracts for papers, poster sessions, thematic panel discussions or workshops for the 2003 IAMSLIC Annual Conference. The theme of this year's conference focuses on the users of marine and aquatic science libraries and the library services that support and guide their study and research.

All potential conference attendees are encouraged to submit proposals, which should include: the name(s) of the presenter(s), the title of the presentation, the type of presentation being proposed (paper, poster, panel, workshop) and a brief abstract.

Deadline for submission of proposals and abstracts:
Proposals received by 23 May 2003 (extended) shall receive first consideration by the conference Program Committee.

Submit proposals by email to: Steve Watkins, IAMSLIC President-Elect 2004

Suggested Topical Areas:

  • Unique services offered by different types of IAMSLIC libraries
    - solo librarians and small research facilities
    - branch or departmental libraries
    - comprehensive universities
    - large research institutions
    - government agency libraries

  • Services to geographically dispersed users
    - remote research stations
    - island nations
    - distance education and distant learners
    - technological innovations

  • Library and information literacy
    - instruction programs for students and researchers
    - instructional resources for librarians and users
    - librarian/faculty partnerships
    - web-based tutorials and curricular materials

  • Technology-based user services
    - remote or virtual reference services
    - resource sharing and interlibrary loan
    - enhanced access to electronic publications
    - finding aids and topical research guides

  • IAMSLIC support for member libraries
    - collaborative development of user services
    - availability of resources and expertise
    - discussion of ideas for programmatic support

Proposals on other topics related to user services are welcomed.
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Revised: 7/16/03