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*Call for Proposals*
*The 14th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice*
*Online, Friday, February 18, 2022*

*Proposals due:* Extended to September 29, 2021
(The abstract should not exceed 300 words)

The Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University of
America invites researchers, practitioners and students to submit proposals
for the* 2022 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium*, a forum for sharing
research findings, best practices, and works in progress in library and
information science. *The 14th Symposium will be a virtual event.*

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, 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

*Keynote Address*

The 2022 keynote address will be delivered by Jeremy J. Myntti, the Interim
Associate Dean, Collections and Scholarly Communication, at the University
of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library.

*Title:* Curating the History of COVID-19

*Abstract: *Many libraries and archives have a mission to document local or
regional history and current events. Rapid response collecting during a
crisis has become increasingly necessary in recent years in order to curate
content during an event rather than after the event has concluded. When the
COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, libraries across the world recognized
the importance of documenting contemporary history for the current and
future study of the pandemic. Many projects were created to document
different aspects of the pandemic, each with a slightly different focus
based on types of content, populations, or regions. This talk will provide
an overview of the many types of COVID related collections that have been
created. A case study of the Utah COVID-19 Digital Collection will be
shared, including how the project developed over time, workflows developed
for processing user-submitted content, and the outreach efforts used to
promote the collection.

*Bio:* Jeremy Myntti is interim Associate Dean for Collections and
Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott
Library. His research interests revolve around making library collections
more discoverable and accessible to our patrons. He is on the project team
for the Utah COVID-19 Digital Collection collecting photos, stories, and
oral histories from Utah residents related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Important Dates*

   - *Proposals due:* Extended to September 29, 2021 (abstract upto 300
   - *Notification of acceptance: *Late-October
   - *Final program abstracts due: *December 6, 2021
   - *Symposium: *February 18, 2022

The submissions can be made through

*Symposium Committee*

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at
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Symposium Committee: Drs. Sung Un Kim (chair), Jane Zhang, and Sue Yeon Syn

Sung Un


Sung Un Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Library and Information Science

School of Arts and Sciences

The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C. 20064

Phone: 202-319-6040
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