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3rd Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference: Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 Conference Announcement

Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University and The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition are elated to announce a partnership that will feature the biennial Personal Librarian Conference as a preconference to the 40th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience to be held February 13 – 16, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. It’s our hope that this partnership will allow attendees to attend both conferences without added travel and other associated costs.

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.  Located at the University of South Carolina, The National Resource Center convenes conferences and other professional development events that address current trends, issues, and concerns related to supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year.  

The Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University launched the Personal Librarian Conference and has hosted it on a biennial basis since 2014 until 2018.  It was the only multi-day event dedicated to addressing the pressing challenges of, and opportunities for student success and retention regarding undergraduates, especially during their critical first two years of college.  Attendance at each event has grown, with the first two conferences attracting about 150 attendees, and 200 attendees for the 2018 conference. The mix of attendees has been remarkable, including participants from more than 30 states in the United States and provinces in Canada, as well as a wide cross-section of librarians from two- and four-year institutions, public and private, large and small.  Also, several highly selective librarians from private high schools attended to understand how best to prepare their students for research on the college level.

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Be a Sponsor Today!

We invite you to be a sponsor of the 3rd Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference is the first and only of its kind in the country that focuses on all aspects of the first-year student experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students.

In an effort to provide additional support for the conference, the Sponsorship Program will support a variety of expenses associated with hosting the conference such as facility rental, keynote speakers, reception, and breaks.  You simply do not want to miss this opportunity! 

Our sponsorship opportunities are designed to help you stand out and achieve your marketing goals with a maximum return on your investment. Four sponsorship levels are available:

  • Platinum: $2,000
  • Gold: $1,000
  • Silver: $500
  • Bronze: $250

A detailed description of each sponsorship level, as well as an application form, can be found in the Sponsor Prospectus.

Sponsoring the Personal Librarian First Year Experience Library Conference will position your organization as a leader in and supporter of library services and resources. Market your brand today!