The Eighth Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium: Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals

Bridging the Spectrum: The Eighth Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Friday, February 12, 2016

9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center

Catholic University of America

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The Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America requests proposals for the Seventh Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium!

The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in all sectors of Library and Information Sciences and Services. Your participation is the key to making it happen!

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Presentation Formats:

Proposed contributions may be for any one of three formats:

  *   Briefings: 15-20 minute descriptions of an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions.

  *   Posters: exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a “lightning round” of poster descriptions.

  *   Panels: discussions of a single topic by a series of speakers, typically 1 hour in length.

Sample Topics:

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  *   Trends and developments information organization

  *   Progress in digital preservation

  *   Innovative service modes

  *   Social media, marketing, and advocacy for library services

  *   Managing library and information services

  *   Management and analysis of data and information

Important Dates:

  *   Proposal Submissions Open: July 13, 2015

  *   Proposals Due: September 13

  *   Notification of Acceptances: November 6

  *   Final Program released, registration opens: December 4

  *   Symposium: February 12, 2016

 To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/ .

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 More information about the 7th Annual Symposium is available at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2016 . Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/ .

 Questions may be directed to the Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu<mailto:cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu> .

 –Symposium Committee (Dr. Young Choi, David Shumaker, Dr. Jane Zhang)

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