Call for Proposals Open for Bridging the Spectrum 2018: 10th Annual Symposium

Bridging the Spectrum:

The Tenth Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice


Friday, February 2, 2018

9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center                                        

Catholic University of America         

The Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America requests proposals for the Tenth 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!

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 15, 2017
  • Proposals Due: September 16, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 3, 2017
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2017
  • Symposium: February 2, 2018

To submit your proposal, go to .

More information about the 10th Annual Symposium is available at Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at .

Questions may be directed to the Committee at .

Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim).

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