Call for Volunteers: Help Plan Next Year’s Conference

Summer’s here, and the time is right to begin planning the 2009 VALE Users’ /ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference. This year will be the 10th anniversary of the conference. We want to mark the occasion in festive fashion, and you are invited to be part of that, along with all the other things that have made the conference a successful and rewarding experience for participants.

In keeping with past practice, we will be holding a one-time in-person planning meeting, with subsequent general arrangements to be handled by email and telephone. If your schedule permits, please join us at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 2, at the College of New Jersey Library in Ewing. We will need help with the following tasks:

* selecting a conference theme
* identifying a potential keynote speaker
* staffing subcommittees to solicit/organize proposals for breakout sessions, poster sessions, and roundtable discussion sessions
* designing and editing a printed program
* coordinating transportation
* coordinating student volunteers
* managing the conference blog

….and other ideas that you bring to the table.

If you have been thinking about getting involved with the conference on the planning side, this would be a great year to do it. Contact Richard Kearney ( or 973.720.2165) if you would like to be part of the conference planning team and let us know if you can join us on July 2. Even if you cannot attend the meeting on July 2, you can still be part of the planning team. We will send you the meeting minutes and contact you to get you involved.

Please contact Richard by Friday, June 27, to let us know about your interest in helping to plan the 2009 VALE Users’ /ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference. Thank you!

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