Call for posters! ACRL/NY 2016 Symposium: Money and Power – Proposals Due September 2, 2016

The ACRL/NY 2016 Annual Symposium: Money and Power is accepting proposals for posters.A� Proposals must be received by Friday, September 2, 2016.

The symposium will be held on Friday, December 2 at the Baruch College Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010. Successful candidates will be notified by September 28.

On the day of the symposium, you will be expected to arrive by 8:30 am, set up by 9:00 am, and stay through to the end of the symposium. Posters will be displayed on 5’x2′ tables and cannot be displayed on walls.

About the ACRL/NY 2016 Annual Symposium: This symposium will address how economic,social, and political factors affect the choices we make as individuals and as institutions within the field of academic and research libraries and archives.

Possible subjects include questions of labor, class, budgets, funding strategies, the power to name within classification schemes, the role of power within scholarly discourse, leveraging power to foster change within institutions, power dynamics within reference and instruction, and sociopolitical hierarchies that libraries may replicate and/or challenge.

Applicants are invited to interpret the theme broadly and with originality, so long as there is a clear and compelling rationale tying the proposal to the theme

Selection will be done by blind review; please do not include any identifying information in your abstract.

Proposals may be submitted at:

If you have questions about the poster selection process, please contact Eamon Tewell at

About John Pell

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

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