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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Conference: ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference Registration Now Open!
ACRL 2011 logoRegistration is now open for the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference, offered March 31 - April 1 during the ACRL 2011 conference in Philadelphia. The Virtual Conference provides an affordable opportunity to participate in conference activities online. For librarians with reduced support for professional development or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way to leverage a small investment into large learning opportunities.

Like its face-to-face counterpart, the ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference will run on a real-time schedule. The online conference features 12 live Webcasts, as well as asynchronous activities, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. The Virtual Conference archive is available for one year and will include more than 130 slidecasts (PowerPoint slides or other presentations synced with audio of the speaker) from every contributed paper, Cyber Zed Shed presentation, invited paper and panel session presented at the face-to-face conference.

The Virtual Conference kicks off on at 1 p.m. CST on March 8, 2011, with a preview Webcast featuring Marie Radford, associate professor in the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. The preview Webcast is free and open to all, regardless of ACRL 2011 registration.

ACRL 2011 Virtual Conference registration materials are now available on theACRL Website. Individual and group registration rates are available. Register your institution as a group and participate in professional development with your colleagues all year long.

Contact Virtual Conference Co-Chairs Erin Dorney (erin.dorney@millersville.edu) and Scott Vine (scott.vine@fandm.edu) or Margot Conahan at ACRL - (312) 280-2522; mconahan@ala.org - with questions.

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