ARSL Call for Proposals

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ARSL is accepting proposals for break-out sessions at the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, North Dakota on October 27-29, 2016.  The theme for ARSL 2016 is  North of Normal.   ARLS would like to hear about creative ideas that take libraries beyond normal.  Proposals for these 1-hour sessions may be submitted using the online form. The deadline to submit is March 21, 2016 in order for the Conference Programming Committee to review and make selections. Those who submit a proposal will be notified whether or not their proposal was accepted by April 15, 2016.

Presenters are reminded that workshops must be geared toward the small and rural library audience, and those that are practical, hands-on, and how-to are preferred.  This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products. Additional instructions are included on the form.

Workshop presenters will receive ONE complimentary conference registration per workshop title selected, i.e. a team of three presenters working on one workshop will receive one complimentary registration.

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Fargo – Moorhead Host ARSL in 2016

ARSL-logoThe Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) announced Friday, July 31 that Fargo-Moorhead will host the 2016 ARSL Convention.  This event will be a bi-state effort between North Dakota and Minnesota.  The ARSL Board succeeded in reaching its laudable goal of negotiating room rates for $99 – a hallmark of previous conventions and a great plus in making this an affordable learning opportunity for small libraries with small budgets.

Mark your calendars for October 26-29, 2016!

General information about ARSL and the 2015 conference in Little Rock

ARSL 2015 in Arkansas

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Save the Date for ARSL 2015 in Little Rock September 30-October 3, 2015!

The ARSL conference planning committee is hard at work beginning the process to create  what is sure to be another fantastic conference. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. ARSL 2015 will kickoff with pre-conferences on September 30.

Anyone interested in helping with the 2015 conference should email Conference Chairperson Judy Calhoun.

While all the specifics for dates and locations are not available, the geographic destinations for the next several years have been released. ARSL is continuing its efforts to make this conference accessible to as many members as possible by rotating conference locations around the country.  Upcoming locations include:

2016 – Vermont/New Hampshire
2017 – St. George, Utah
2018 – Illinois
2019 – North Dakota/Minnesota