Call for Papers

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

The Bridging the Spectrum Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services.

Presentations on innovative practices and initiatives as well as research studies are encouraged. Presentations may originate from any type of library, archive, or information services activity, and may encompass any aspect of Library and Information Professional work. Our aim is to host a diverse set of presentations and to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

Event Details:

Friday, February 1, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center
Catholic University of America
Presentation Formats:
Proposed contributions may be for any one of three formats:
  • Briefings: 15-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.
  • Panels: discussions of a single topic by a series of speakers, typically 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
Sample Themes:
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:
  • Trends and developments information organization
  • 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 26, 2012
Proposals Due: September 14, 2012
Notification of Acceptances: November 16, 2012
Final Program Abstracts Due: December 7, 2012
Symposium: February 1, 2013

To submit your proposal, go to

Program details are posted on the Symposium website at
Information on past Symposia is available at

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