Saturday, August 11, 2018

Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Bridging the Spectrum: The 11th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Friday, February 8, 2019 at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.                                 

Proposals are invited for the 2019 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium. Researchers, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit their proposals to share research findings, best practices, and works in progress at  

Proposals may relate to various aspects of library and information science including, but not limited to:
  • 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

Submit your proposal at

Find additional information about the 2019 Symposium at

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