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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Call for Papers/Presentations: The Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Forum

Here is a great opportunity for any librarians out there who wants a chance to present at the 2012 ALA conference.  Please see contact information below or send me any questions.

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2012.
The RUSA/CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee invites submissions of presentations and/or papers for the 5th Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Forum to be held in Anaheim, CA during ALA’s Annual Conference. The Forum will take place on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:30-12:00.
We invite papers or presentations on various responses to:
Browsing for Pleasure Reading in the Digital Age
All aspects of the topic, including information encountering, 2.0 applications, the intersection of human/computer guidance, ILS integration, the impact of ebook sites, and the implications for cataloging, reviewing, organizing, and searching data are welcome. As are other interpretations and approaches to the topic.
The committee employs a blind review process and will select three projects for 20-minute presentations.
To submit: Send an abstract of your paper or description of your presentation (up to 350 words) to: rusa.raforum@gmail.com by January 15, 2012. Please include on a separate cover sheet your name, title of presentation/paper, institutional affiliation, full contact information, and any technological needs. Include on your abstract ONLY the title of your presentation/paper.
Notification of acceptance will be made by February 27, 2012.

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