Call for ALCTS virtual conference proposals!

Share your ideas and experience!

Do you know good things about tech services and collection management?? Here is an opportunity to share that experience! See the call below for more information.

Remember members: you can always check with us at CMLE Headquarters to help you work on an application, or to put together your materials. We are here to help support you!


The ALCTS Exchange is now accepting proposals for its 2017 virtual forum 

As a fully online interactive forum, the ALCTS Exchange will give participants the opportunity to share the latest research, trends, and developments in technical services and collection management in an innovative, creatively engaging, virtual environment. The ALCTS Exchange Working Group welcomes proposals for the May 2017 forum that highlight the innovation happening in the profession as well as reflect on the progress made in past decades.

Proposal topics should be relevant to the overarching theme,  Embracing the Past, Building the Future , as well as the daily themes for each session.


Proposals will be evaluated on the following four points:


  • Relevance to the Exchange’s Themes and Audience
  • Opportunities for Learning
  • Opportunities for Audience Interaction
  • Diversity and Inclusion


The deadline for first consideration is December 2, and proposals submitted after December 9 will not be accepted. Proposal submitters will be notified by early February 2017.

Ready to submit your proposal? Submit using the Presentation Proposal Form.

Learn what makes a successful proposal, view the success criteria, and check out the session formats.

Still have questions about the submission process and what the ALCTS Exchange Working Group is looking for?

Sign up for the ALCTS Exchange: Preparing a Persuasive Proposal webinar on October 24 at 1 pm CT, and get an in-depth look at what it takes to produce a solid proposal.

Connect with ALCTS Exchange on Facebook and Twitter using #ALCTSx17.