CALL: Deadline extended to May 11, 2018– Call for Proposals: ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium : Libraries in Direct Action

Call for Proposals

ACRL/NY 2018 Annual Symposium :  Libraries in Direct Action
**deadline extended to May 11, 2018**

December 7, 2018
Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)
(Baruch Vertical Campus)

In 2018, the core values of librarianship, including social responsibility, education, democracy, and intellectual freedom, have faced one challenge after another. How have academic and research libraries taken action to confront these challenges? What are we doing to uphold these core values?

For this year’s ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, we are seeking presentations and panels about projects rooted in direct action.

Sample themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Labor, finance, and neoliberalism in the academic library: confronting institutional obstacles regarding staffing, professional development, and advocacy
  • Challenging the whiteness of libraries: education, hiring, retention, collections, and instruction
  • The crisis of fact: politicization of information resources and information literacy
  • Academic libraries and the public good: community partnerships and outreach

Abstracts of presentations can be submitted using this form: https://bit.ly/2IVYc70

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, submitted by the extended deadline May 11, 2018.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by mid May. Selected presenters must confirm presentations by June 1st.

The ACRL/NY 2018 Annual Symposium will be held on December 7, 2018 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium in general can be sent to acrlnysymposiumchair@gmail.com

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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