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Call for Proposals: Transforming Libraries 2020 (March 16-17 in Kingsport, TN) — Deadline Monday, Nov. 25

(via Dr. Wendy Doucette, East Tennessee State University)

Call for proposals (proposal deadline: November 25, 2019)

Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

March 16-17, 2020

MeadowView Convention Center (East Tennessee State University is host)

Kingsport, TN

As universities continue to add and diversify their graduate programs, academic libraries have become increasingly responsive to the distinct need for specialized services, instruction programs, and spaces for graduate students. Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students, the only conference dedicated specifically to graduate librarianship, provides the opportunity to share innovative approaches, best practices, research, and empirical initiatives by and for academic librarians serving graduate students and graduate faculty. The first day and a half of this conference will feature individual and group presentations, panels, roundtables, lightning rounds, and poster sessions. The second day will conclude with an optional working group roundtable on the first-year library experience for graduate students. This conference will include a professional development component as well as evening programming with opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Who should attend?

  • Librarians providing support to graduate students
  • Library administrators responsible for planning and assessing library impact on graduate programs
  • Library school students preparing for careers in academic libraries
  • Graduate school administrators and faculty interested in fostering collaboration with libraries in graduate education

Presentations on all aspects of supporting graduate programs in libraries and professional development for graduate librarians are welcome. In addition to fundamental issues such as research workshops; systematic and literature reviews; copyright; scholarships; and OER, suggestions for additional topics include collaborations with graduate students and faculty; ethics and academic integrity; students as researchers and instructors; scholarly communication; online instruction; non-traditional, international, and under-served minority students; data services; professional development topics such as tenure and promotion; publishing; research teams and the research life cycle. In “train the trainer” workshops, presenters will deliver the actual workshops they give to graduate students. Software demonstrations will describe the project or problem, followed by an overview of the software used to create or resolve it.

Session types:

  • 25-minute individual presentations
  • 50-minute panel presentations
  • 50-minute roundtables
  • 90-minute “train the trainer” and/or software demonstration workshops
  • 5-minute lightning presentations
  • poster sessions

We welcome your ideas and look forward to continuing the dialogue and relationships built in 2016 and 2018.  Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students is coming…what do you want to say?

Submit proposals by November 25, 2019 at https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibconf/

Please note that registration for this conference is NOT open but is expected in the next few weeks. Please watch for this information in future announcements.

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