*Call for Proposals*

*Bridging the Spectrum:*

*The 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice*

Time:  Friday, February 14, 2020.

Place: Pryzbyla Student Center, Catholic University of

The Symposium Planning Committee invites researchers, practitioners and
students to submit proposals for the *2020 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium*,
a forum for sharing research findings, best practices, and works in
progress. The submission system is now open at

The Symposium will include three types of presentations: briefings, panels,
and posters. Briefings are 15-minute descriptions of an innovative
practice, project, or research activity. There will be morning and
afternoon briefing sessions.

Authors can organize panels of speakers to present and discuss a theme or a
topic. Panels are typically one hour in length.

Posters are 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

The submission system is open at and the deadline for
submission is *October 23, 2019.*

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 against misinformation and propaganda
   - 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

Questions may be directed to the Committee at [log in to unmask]

*Important Dates*

Proposal Submissions Open: August 23, 2019
Proposals Due: October 23, 2019
Notification of Acceptances: November 15, 2019
Final Program Abstracts Due: December 5, 2019

Final Program released, registration opens: December 16, 2019

Symposium: February 14, 2020

More information about the 2020 Symposium is available


Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website


Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at
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Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D.
Room 451A Columbus School of Law Building
Dept. of Library & Information Science
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-6270
Fax: 202-319-5574
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