The 43rd Annual Conference, "New Frontiers on the Old Frontier", will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19-23, 2015. The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a paper, session, or workshop format.
"New Frontiers on the Old Frontier" is a theme that will move from the isolated frontier of the old West to the connected frontier of today to the possible frontiers of tomorrow. Just as Fort Worth once served as the gateway to the wide-open possibilities afforded by the West, the 43rd Annual Conference will present ground-breaking, progressive options for art and design librarianship worldwide.
What evolving landscapes will we envision as we look beyond the horizon? What forward-thinking initiatives, emerging fields, and visionary propositions will we strive for in art librarianship? How will we steer change in collection development, instruction, research, community, and technical services? As we look ahead, how will we meet a global society on its own terms rather than ours? Fort Worth moved from cowboys to culture. Today’s trends transcend to those of tomorrow. Where is art librarianship going, and how do we get there?
Consider topics innovative, even revolutionary, in nature that will engage the audience in further discussions. Speak to the future of art librarianship in a way that elicits dialogue not only at the conclusion of a presentation but also throughout the conference. Think about topics that offer solutions to the challenges faced in libraries everyday—ones that trigger applause at the end.
Suggested categories to consider include but are not limited to:
Papers, sessions, and workshops in the following formats are requested:
The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, June 13, 2014.
Calls for Poster Sessions, moderators, and User Group/Special Interest Group meetings will be announced in the fall.
The Fort Worth 2015 Program Co-Chairs are:
, University of Houston