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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D'>Forwarded per request.  Please address inquiries as noted in the message.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D'>/rtm<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D'>--------<o:p></o:p></span></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:black'><o:p> </o:p></span></p></div><div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'>We are pleased to announce that the site for the Distance Library Services Conference 2020 is now live and the Call for Proposals is OPEN.  If you wish to submit a proposal, please <i>create a new account</i> in order to access the CFP submission section. The site can be accessed here: <a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcommons.erau.edu%2Fdls-conference%2F2020%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ckec5013%40PSU.EDU%7Ce210ad259461438df25808d7690c194d%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C637093372999525589&sdata=HKMC39xch5bJwgRSvP3tNLsM4zyK%2FD1CnHs50xCZ94A%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" title="Original URL: https://commons.erau.edu/dls-conference/2020/. Click or tap if you trust this link.">https://commons.erau.edu/dls-conference/2020/</a><o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'><o:p> </o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'>Several orders of business and changes for the upcoming conference:<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><ul type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='color:#201F1E;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif'>Proposals will be accepted for posters, presentations, and workshop/unconference sessions<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='color:#201F1E;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif'>We are accepting proposals for <b><u>TWO travel awards</u></b> - the recurring New Presenter Award & the <i>new</i> Student Poster Award<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul><ul type=disc><ul type=circle><li class=MsoNormal style='color:#201F1E;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif'>Please encourage any MLIS/MLS students you know who are interested in or are currently studying Distance Librarianship to submit a poster proposal and to apply for the travel stipend<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul></ul><ul type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='color:#201F1E;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif'>DLS 2020 will have vendors present and is actively seeking sponsorships from entities who cannot be present at the conference<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='color:#201F1E;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;background:white'>Conference & Hotel Registration are both open - book your rooms ASAP</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif'><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='color:#201F1E;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif'>Call for Proposals closes on December 20 at 11:59 PM<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'>If you have any questions about the conference, proposal submissions, travel, etc. please do not hesitate to reach out to Torrie Raish and Kat Phillips (<a href="mailto:vrc112@psu.edu">vrc112@psu.edu</a>, <a href="mailto:kec5013@psu.edu">kec5013@psu.edu</a>) at any time.  We are happy to help anyone navigate this process and to answer questions as they arise.  We know that you've all be eagerly awaiting and anticipating the launch of the site and opening of the CFPs and we truly thank you for your patience as we navigated the wild west that is conference planning!<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'><o:p> </o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'>We are so very excited to see everyone in July 2020 and look forward to welcoming you all to Penn State!  A heartfelt thank you to Embry-Riddle for partnering with us to create and launch the conference site.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'><o:p> </o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'>Sincerely,<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Georgia",serif;color:#201F1E'>Kat & Torrie<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div></div></div></body></html>