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A post to the Dig_Ref listserv yesterday announced the Call for Proposals for Papers and Presentations for the VRD 2005 Conference:

The VRD 7th Annual Reference Conference
Recognizing the Success of Reference

November 14-15, 2005
San Francisco, CA

The VRD conference explores all aspects of reference service in a broad range of contexts, including libraries and information centers, government, business, education, and other industry sectors or organizations. The theme of this year’s conference, “Recognizing the Success of Reference,” examines the challenges, accomplishments, and perhaps pitfalls of integrating digital reference into the traditional reference environment. With technologies such as SMS, Podcasting, voice over IP (VoIP), and more becoming increasingly mainstream, the potential to provide instant, on-the-go reference is limitless. Authors are encouraged to examine issues, identify practices, and propose organizational and technological systems, standards, and procedures that advance the state of reference librarianship as practiced in a variety of environments and mediums.

Proposals Due: June 6, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2005