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(via Dr. Jen Sweeney, Simmons College)

The American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table is now accepting proposals for programs for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.  Research-related presentations of all kinds are encouraged.  This CFP is in addition to the competitive 2019 LRRT Research Forum which will be open later this fall.

For information about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019, as well as a link to the submission site, please visit:

Important Dates

Call for Proposals Closes: August 31, 2018

Final Decisions: November 9, 2018

Schedule of Sessions Announced: December 5, 2018

For more information, please contact Jen Sweeney at

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(via the University of Maryland College of Information Studies)

iConference 2019 – 14th International Gathering of Information Scholars and Industry Professionals

March 31 – April 3, 2019

Washington, DC, USA

Please join the 14th International Gathering of Information Scholars and Industry Professionals at iConference 2019 by submitting your research.  We invite participants to discuss what it means to inform in the 21st century, how to broaden inclusion in the information revolution, and to question how we can best inspire individuals and organizations to use information for good in our rapidly changing knowledge society.


information behavior; information policy; social, cultural, health and community informatics; education in Library and Information Science; information policy; information retrieval; information services; digital curation and preservation; digital youth; digital humanities; data science; data, text and knowledge mining; computational social science; big data; data analytics; data management; network science; data ethics


Papers; Posters; Workshops; Sessions for Interaction and Engagement; iSchool Partnerships and Practices; Doctoral Student Colloquium; Early Career Colloquium; Doctoral Dissertation Award; Blue Sky Track (NEW FOR 2019); Undergraduate Symposium (NEW FOR 2019)

Important Dates

September 10, 2018: Deadline for papers, posters, workshop proposals, DC and ECC

October 1, 2018: Deadline for Blue Sky, SIE, iSchools Partnerships and Practices, Undergraduate Symposium and Doctoral Dissertation Award

Call for Submissions:


Linkedin Page:



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(via Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University)

Posting on behalf of APA – please direct questions to

There’s still time to get your application package together for the August 2 deadline!

Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend this spring?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! APA is accepting applications for conferences taking place from September until December 2018. This includes – but is not limited to – the Charleston Conference, the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, EDUCAUSE, Internet Librarian International, the Library Marketing & Communications Conference, and the Library Assessment Conference!

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS. Three cash awards are distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs, and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.

Please see our website ( for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials. Applicants should note that the essay is the heart of the application, and should be used to make a compelling case for attending the conference selected. The essay should describe what the applicant expects to learn, and how this knowledge will impact the work the applicant does with, or on behalf of, students, faculty, and other constituents.

Questions about the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award should be directed to Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with colleagues and friends who may be eligible!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2018 ILA Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center. Poster sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards (4 x 8 feet) with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during an assigned 90-minute time period.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Click here to submit a proposal. 

Please note: only library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. For tips on putting together an effective poster session, please go here.

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(via Krista Higham, Millersville University)

Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Access Services Conference which will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia, November 14-16, 2018!

We have two options this year!

Conference Registration $325 includes:

  • Welcome reception Wednesday night
  • Two days of Access Services Conference sessions
  • Access to the session archives
  • Lunch and continuous food and beverage breaks beginning with a deluxe continental breakfast both mornings
  • In-person networking opportunities
  • In-person registration closes when capacity is reached.

Virtual Conference Registration $250 includes:

  • Access to the live-stream sessions
  • Access to the session archives
  • Budget-friendly option
  • Unlimited virtual participants

See registration information at

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Call for Proposals: MLA NY/NJ Chapter Meeting 2018 (Deadline 8/31)

(via Gregg Stevens, Stony Brook University)

Working on a project that you’d like to share with colleagues?

The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association is seeking proposals for lightning talks at its upcoming annual meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 24 at the SUNY College of Optometry <> in midtown Manhattan. This year’s theme is *Eyes on Us*. More meeting details will be forthcoming. The lightning talks will each last five minutes.

Proposals for lightning talks should use a structured abstract format using the MLA Research Section format: Each presentation proposal should include two documents. The first abstract document should include information on presenters–names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses. The second abstract document should be blinded, with no author or institutional information.

Proposals will be evaluated on originality, innovation, organization, and clarity.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, August 31. Authors will be notified of acceptance no later than Friday, September 21.  If accepted, the deadline for submitting final, revised abstracts will be due by Wednesday, October 3.

Proposals should be submitted to

If you have questions, please contact Gregg Stevens at

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee is excited to announce that our program schedule is now live! You may view the session descriptions and full schedule here.

As a reminder registration is still open until Friday, September 7. Registration is $99 for our day and a half event on October 1 and 2, 2018, at the University of Arkansas. This fee covers full participation for both days, shuttle service between the hotel and event location, lunch on the first day, snacks and beverages, and event goodies. Register now!

For more information, check out the symposium website:

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(via Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College)

When: October 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Drexel University’s Learning Terrace
Theme:  Librarians as Advocates:  Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region. In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope. We are bringing together librarians who would like to share how they have incorporated democracy, equity, intellectual freedom, and privacy into their projects and collaborations to advocate for their communities.  Successful proposals will demonstrate an analysis of the underlying power structures that motivate their efforts. Whether your advocacy work takes the form of outreach projects, pedagogical techniques, systems or application development, cataloging practice, or collaborative projects, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your work and its impact with colleagues.

Topics should be related to library leadership in social change including:

·  Services for students with marginalized identities, including documentation status

·  Poverty, food insecurity, or homelessness

·  Voter registration and electoral issues

·  Social, mental, and health-related services

·  Access and textbook-related services

·  Library-related legislation

·  Privacy

·  Diversity, inclusion, and equity

·  Workplace fairness and rights issues

The deadline to submit is September 10 with notification by September 15, 2018.

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

1.       Proposal title

2.       Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters

3.       Preferred presentation format

1.       Option A – 10-minute lightning round presentation only

2.       Option B – 10-minute lightning round presentation and roundtable facilitation.

4.       A 250-word summary of the topic you wish to present including the points you intend to make and the way(s) you intend to engage the audience, if applicable

To propose a session please visit:

Questions? E-mail Jess Denke at

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(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

This is a reminder that the Resource Sharing Committee′s fall forum will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

The committee is now seeking proposals for presentations related to any of these broad topics:

·         Statistics & reporting

·         Marketing, promoting, and patron instruction of interlibrary loan and/or access services overall

·         Connections between interlibrary loan and collection development

·         E-Resources and interlibrary loan

·         Discussing damage to materials/ other patron-related issues

Please fill out the proposal form found here:

Thanks again to all who completed the CARLI Resource Sharing Committee′s topic-planning survey.

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(via Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, The Catholic University of America)

Time:  Friday, February 8, 2019.  9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Place: Catholic University of America

The Bridging the Spectrum Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services. Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services settings. The Symposium encompasses many aspects of the work of information professionals and diverse viewpoints on issues important to society and the information professions. The goal of the Symposium is to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

We are delighted to invite proposals for the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium! Researchers, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit proposals to share research findings, best practices, and works in progress. The submission system is now open at<>

We encourage you to submit proposals related to various aspects of the field of library and information science. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

·     Information services in the “fake news” era

·     New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, blockchain, etc.)

·     Preservation and management of digital and digitized resources

·     Management and analysis of data and information

·     Library networks and international collaboration

·     Technology trends and impact on information services

·     Marketing and advocacy for library and information services (social media, community engagement, etc.)

·     Management of information services in cultural institutions

Presentation Formats

Proposed contributions may take the form of one of these formats:

*   Briefing: A presentation on an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. Each briefing may take 15-20 minutes. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions.

*   Panel: A panel of speakers discussing a theme or a topic, typically one hour in length.

*   Poster: A poster presentation on a practice, project, research activity or work in progress. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a “lightning round” of poster descriptions.

Important Dates

*   Proposal Submissions Open: July 18, 2018
*   Proposals Due: September 18, 2018
*   Notification of Acceptances: November 5, 2018
*   Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2018
*   Symposium: February 8, 2019

To submit your proposal, go to<>

More information about the 2019 Symposium is available at<>

Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at<>

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at<> if you have questions.

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