Date:A�May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker:A�Barbara Rockenbach, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services (interim), at Columbia University Libraries
Submission Deadline:A�February 1, 2017
Submission Form :A�http://tinyurl.com/LACUNY-
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The 2017 LACUNY Institute is seeking futuristic proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librariansa�� position in a changing information landscape.
The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks 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 Institute will have four tracks: panel presentations, facilitated dialogues, and alt-sessions.
Panel papers (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
Facilitated dialogues (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with one person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
Please submit proposals, including a 300-500 word abstract byA�February 1, 2017
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.