Dear Colleagues,

FYI. Please note the deadline for proposals is Sept. 30, 2020.

Call for Proposals

Bridging the Spectrum:

The 13th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Online, Friday, February 19, 2021

The Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University of
America invites researchers, practitioners and students to submit proposals
for the 2021 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, a forum for sharing research
findings, best practices, and works in progress in library and information
science. The 13th Symposium will be a virtual event. The 2021 keynote
address will be delivered by Richard Reyes-Gavilan, the Executive Director
of the DC Public Library.

The Symposium will include three types of presentations: briefings, panels,
and posters.


   Briefings are 15-minute presentations of an innovative practice,
   project, or research activity.

   Authors can organize panels of speakers to present and discuss an
   emerging theme or topic.

   Posters are exhibits describing a practice, project, or research

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,

   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

Important Dates


   *Proposals due: September 30, 2020*

   Notification of acceptance: Mid-November

   Final program abstracts due: December 4, 2020

   Symposium: February 19, 2021

The submissions can be made through

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. Sue Yeon Syn, Youngok Choi and Sung Un Kim


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
E-mail: [log in to unmask]