Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum

Call for Proposals:  Bridging the Spectrum: The Sixth Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Friday, January 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center Catholic University of America Washington DC, 20064

The Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America requests proposals for the Sixth 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. This year, we highlight the theme: “Renewing Our Value”

As our information environment has become increasingly digital, mobile, and ubiquitous, people are able to access and obtain information rapidly and independently. This has enabled librarians, archivists, and information specialists to reinvent our traditional roles, and to place greater value on traditional principles that are at the core of the profession. This has also provided a tremendous opportunity for libraries, museums and archives to renew their value as institutional pillars in society. We encourage proposals from all sectors of the information professions that explore this theme.

Proposed contributions for presentations 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 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 29, 2013
  • Proposals Due: September 13, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 8, 2013
  •  Final Program Abstracts Due: December 6, 2013
  • Symposium: January 31, 2014
To submit your proposal, go to .
Program details and information about past symposia are available on the Symposium website at .
Questions may be directed to the Committee at
–Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Sung Un Kim, David Shumaker)
— David Shumaker Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Library and Information Science Catholic University of America Washington, DC 20064,

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