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SLA-ENG: ASEE Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) - Call for Abstracts for the Session on Vendor Partnerships

:: Another post from Jay Bhatt, which appeared on a few listservs, may be of interest to some of you. Jay writes:

I will be the moderator for the session on 'Vendor Partneships with Engineering Libraries' during the next year's ASEE conference in Portland, Oregon. The theme for this year's conference is 'Exploring the World of Engineering Education'. The Engineering Libraries Division seeks papers related to innovations in the presentation and delivery of information resources and services for engineering constituents.

Guidelines for Abstracts Submission:


Submission of abstracts through CAPS. The CAPS system is now open at http://www.asee.org/caps. It will remain open until October 6, 2004.

Important Deadlines

Abstract Deadlines

August 2, 2004 - Abstract submission opens via CAPS.
October 6, 2004 (3 pm EST) - Abstract submission closes.
October 8 - Ocotober 22, 2004 - Abstract review period

Brief description of my session:

Vendor partnerhips with engineering libraries

Effective partnerships with vendors can often be instrumental in promoting library resources to their faculty and students. In that sense, they can play a crucial role in reaching out to faculty and students with not only the vendor's own resource(s) but also other library services and its website as well. In this particular session, I am inviting presentations on such partnerships where engineering libraries have collaborated with electronic resource vendors or any other types of library vendors to plan, organize and carry out related activities for their faculty and students. In a way it may not be just outreach but also can encompass possible instructional and information literacy related activities emerging from such partnerships. I am also inviting submissions on any future or envisioned such partnerships and in that case, what you plan to achieve in the process as a team.

ASEE website for the 2005 conference

ASEE/ELD web site: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/eld/

Please take this opportunity to start thinking about submitting an abstract related to your important milestones and achievements on this important topic.


Jay Bhatt
Information Services Librarian (Engineering)
Hagerty Library, Drexel University
TEL 215-895-1873
FAX 215-895-2070
EMAIL: bhattjj AT drexel DOT edu

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