Crafting Compelling Conference Proposals (Friday, October 14)

ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee invite you to a Fall 2022 program

Crafting Compelling Conference Proposals

Speaker: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Farmingdale State College, SUNY

  • WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: ZOOM details will be sent to you once you register at the registration form below
  • PROGRAM MODERATOR: Dr. Kanu A. Nagra

Program Details

Although there exists a growing body of professional literature dedicated to helping librarians write winning grants, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, and pen books, few tools exist to guide librarians through the process of crafting compelling conference proposals. In the absence of resources addressing this unique type of writing, developing clear and concise presentation pitches can be a daunting task. But, it doesn’t have to be. Developed by the workshop facilitator over a number of years, the LASTT model provides an easy-to-implement scaffold for isolating and addressing the most impactful elements of the conference proposal. Attendees of this workshop will learn to implement the model through a series of guided exercises. By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify, describe, and apply each component of the LASTT model (landscape, absence, side-effect, treatment, takeaways) to the development of a proposal for an upcoming conference. As part of this session, scaling descriptions from a blurb (e.g., 100 words) to an in-depth synopsis (e.g., 500 words) will also be discussed. Participants should bring to the workshop a CFP for a conference for which they would like to develop a proposal. Sample CFPs will also be provided by the facilitator.

This program is open to ACRL/NY and ACRL National members.

If you are not an ACRL/NY member: please join or renew your membership to ACRL/NY.

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If you have any questions then contact Prof. Kanu Nagra, Co-chair ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee at