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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 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
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 words)
  • 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 [log in to unmask] if you have questions.
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

E-mail: [log in to unmask]