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 America                                     


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 attendees.


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: 


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 [log in to unmask] if you have questions.


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