Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in advancing the library assessment and user experience conversation to gather together to share and discuss practical ideas and information.

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites session proposals for the November 7-8, 2019, conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Proposed sessions should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, including Q&A. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

  • Budget
  • Collaborations
  • Collections
  • Demonstrating value
  • Developing a culture of assessment
  • Ethnographic and observational studies
  • Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
  • Lessons learned
  • Library instruction
  • Marketing and communications
  • Outreach activities
  • Programming and events
  • Reporting results to stakeholders
  • Role of the assessment librarian
  • Services
  • Spaces and facilities
  • Special collections and archives
  • Training session featuring popular assessment software: NVivo, Tableau, etc.
  • Unique methods
  • Usability
  • User experience

Proposals should include:

  • Presentation title
  • Name, institution, position title, and email address of each presenter
  • Abstract of 200 words or fewer
  • Brief 2-3 sentence abstract suitable for the conference website, program, and marketing materials
  • For research/projects: Current status, i.e., under consideration; in progress/ongoing -OR- results in hand and ready to report
  • Whether the research/project/training has been previously published or presented
  • At least 3 learning outcomes to be addressed during the presentation

Important dates:

  • April 30, 2019: Deadline to submit proposals
  • By May 15, 2019: Submitters will be notified of the status of proposals
  • June 1, 2019: Conference registration opens
  • October 4, 2019: Regular registration closes