About the Symposium
Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services. Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services activities. Because students, faculty, and practitioners all share their work, the Symposium encompasses many different aspects and points of view on library and information professional work. The program's goal is to foster unexpected connections across the spectrum of the information professions.
Call for Participation
Practitioners, researchers, faculty and students of the library and information Science Field are invited to submit proposals for the 2021 symposium.
The Symposium will include two types of sessions: briefings, and posters. Briefings will be 15-minute descriptions of an innovative practice, project, or research activity. There will be morning and afternoon briefing sessions.
Posters will be exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a lightning talk during which presenters will highlight their projects. In addition, poster presenters will attend a poster session to discuss their work with attendees.
Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Community engagement and outreach, including marketing and advocacy for library and information services
- Information services in the “fake news” era
- New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, etc.)
- Preservation and management of born-digital and digitized resources
- Management and analysis of data and information
- Library networks and international collaboration
- Technology trends and impact on information services
- Management of information services in cultural institutions
The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020.
Questions may be directed to the committee at email@example.com.