2018 CONUL Conference: Reminder Abstract Submission Deadline Sunday 14 January 2018

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the 2018 annual conference of
CONUL, the Consortium of National and University Libraries in Ireland, which will be held in
Galway, Ireland on 30-31 May 2018. The closing date for abstract submission is midnight
(GMT) Sunday 14 th January 2018. Further information on the Call for Papers, including
presentation types, important dates and submission guidelines are available at

Keynote Speakers:
Vivian Lewis, University Librarian at McMaster University
Jim Neal, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University & President of the ALA

The 2018 conference theme, Transformative Experiences: Libraries Innovating and Changing,
will explore the ever evolving research and academic library: creative approaches to the use
of technologies; developing the library workforce; enhancing services, space and collections
to create new dialogues; measuring impact and demonstrating the value of the modern
research library. CONUL invites submissions for presentations and posters which address
topics including, but not limited to:

· Technology in libraries

· Developing the library workforce

· Enhancing user engagement & experiences

· Measuring the impact and effectiveness of library services

· New synergies and transformations for library collections

The Conference Committee welcomes proposals on the theme and sub-themes which include
theoretical and practical elements of research and academic librarianship. We encourage
colleagues who are currently harnessing technologies, reconfiguring onsite and online spaces;
responding to and anticipating changing user needs; transforming collections; exploring the
staffing considerations in this time of change e.g. new skills, succession planning and leading
change; and identifying ways to demonstrate impact, to consider abstract submission for the
2018 CONUL Conference.
An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the conference as one of the following:

Oral Presentations: 300 word abstract submission


· Parallel Paper: 20 minute presentation and Q&A
· Lightning Talk: 10 minute presentation and Q&A
· Show & Tell: 5 minute presentation followed by an opportunity for
delegates to 1-1 discussions with presenters. Fuller information on the
format is available online here


Poster Presentation: 100 word abstract submission
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