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 activity.
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
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 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2021symposium.
Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website
Symposium Committee: Drs. Sue Yeon Syn, Youngok Choi and Sung Un Kim