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Reminder: Proposals for Special Libraries Association Midwest Symposium (Online Fri., June 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT) Due Mon., May 9

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

The SLA (Special Libraries Association) Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and St. Louis communities invite you to share your knowledge and experiences! Take part in an exciting annual virtual event featuring colleagues from around the Midwest. This year’s theme is Transformation of Librarianship. SLA membership is not required to submit (and registration fee will be waived for presenters), but topics should relate to special librarianship or specialized libraries, services, collections.

The 2022 SLA Midwest Symposium will take place on Friday, June 10, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT. You are invited to propose one (or both) of the following program types.

  • ​lightning talk (super-focused 10 minute talk on your topic)
  • education session (30-60 min)​

Presenters who have recently begun or completed a project or initiative, published an article or blog post, or shifted their career in some way are especially encouraged to submit a proposal. Students are also invited to submit.

Topics to consider include the following.

  • collecting and utilizing data; data management
  • evolving role of libraries and librarians
  • information ethics
  • copyright and intellectual property
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • transformative agreements and open access

Proposals are due Monday, May 9. To submit a proposal, please go here. Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 13.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Moore, at slailpresidentelect@gmail.com.

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