Call for Posters — The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian — Deadline: March 31, 2017

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Call for Posters
The Future of Librarianship:
Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian

2017 LACUNY Institute
Friday May 19, 2017
LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

Submit proposals here:

The 2017 LACUNY Institute Committee seeks poster proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.

Example topics include but are not limited to:

Impact of current events on library trends
Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
Impact of technology
Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
Diversity & inclusion,
Career planning, professional development
Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy

The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, or Simone L. Yearwood,

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