Call for proposals:

The University Libraries at Grand Valley State University, in cooperation with MCLS, are excited to host the Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age. The conference will be held at Grand Valley State University and the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons from August 10-12, 2015.

Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age will bring together academic and public librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and educators from across the country to discuss, share, learn and collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities that they serve.

The conference is accepting submissions for twenty-minute presentations and brief eight-minute lightning round talks that address best practices, case studies, projects, and creative ideas supporting any of the following themes:

Design to:

  • Transform physical library spaces and places
  • Promote innovative services, programs, or technologies
  • Assess and evaluate spaces, services, technologies and programs
  • Reflect community values and needs
  • Develop a forward-thinking organizational culture

The proposal submission deadline has passed.