Call for Papers/Presentations

The RUSA/CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee invites submissions of presentations and/or papers for the 5th Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Forum to be held in Anaheim during ALA’s Annual Conference. The Forum will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm.

They invite papers or presentations on various responses to:

●     Browsing for Pleasure Reading in the Digital Age: All aspects of the topic, including information encountering, 2.0 applications, the intersection of human/computer guidance, ILS integration, the impact of ebook sites, and the implications for cataloging, reviewing, organizing, and searching data are welcome, as are other interpretations and approaches to the topic.

●     Researched papers and in-the-trenches presentations are equally welcome.

The committee employs a blind review process and will select three projects for twenty-minute presentations.

To submit: Send an abstract of your paper or description of your presentation (up to 350 words) to: by January 15, 2012. Please include on a separate cover sheet your name, title of presentation/paper, institutional affiliation, full contact information, and any technological needs. Include on your abstract ONLY the title of your presentation/paper. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 27, 2012.