books 2016 Annual Program Call for Proposals:  

Prove It! Demonstrating Effectiveness with Data

In a time of increasing accountability, academic libraries must demonstrate their effectiveness with hard data. How do you demonstrate your library’s impact on departmental or institutional goals, particularly those that pertain to student success or retention? After identifying impactful goals, what benchmarks has your library or institution identified to illustrate effectiveness? How are you collecting meaningful data? How do you convey the resulting data and its implications to your stakeholders?

FACRL is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2016 FACRL Annual Program to explore the need to identify, collect, and disseminate impactful data in today’s academic library environment. Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with time provided for questions. The annual program will be held on Friday, October 28 at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL.

Submissions are due by August 5, 2016. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before August 26, 2016. Inquires may be sent to the FACRL President, Christina Will at or (386) 312-4152. All presenters must register and pay for conference attendance.

2016 Student Scholarship

The FACRL Board is pleased to offer up to three scholarships of $300 each to library school students to help defray the costs of attending the 2016 FACRL Annual Program.

Program: Prove It! Demonstrating Effectiveness with Data
Date: October 28, 2016
Location: Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065

Award Details: In addition to the $300 travel grant, program registration fees will be waived for scholarship winners. Awards will be presented at the 2016 FACRL Annual Program on Friday, October 28th.

Eligibility: Conference scholarships are open to any student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library school pursuing either the MLIS or PhD. Priority will be given to students currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library school located in Florida or Florida residents enrolled in an ALA accredited program elsewhere. Membership in FACRL is required. Please visit for membership details.

Application deadline: Friday, August 12th.

Apply today!

Winning applicants will be notified of their award on or before Friday, September 2nd. Awards will be presented to the 2016 winning applicants at the FACRL Annual Program on October 28th in Orange Park, Florida. Please contact Kim Copenhaver, FACRL Scholarship Chair at with any questions.

Congratulations to FACRL's newly elected Board Members for 2016!

  • President Elect: Kim Copenhaver, Eckerd College
  • Secretary: Corinne Bishop, University of Central Florida
  • Member-at-Large: Craig Amos, Nova Southeastern University
  • Member-at-Large: Melissa Del Castillo, Florida International University
  • Member-at-Large: Sarah DeVille, Ave Maria University