Call for Proposals: LACUNY Institute 2024

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Call for Proposals: LACUNY Institute 2024

“Moving Beyond the Challenged Librarian: Then and Now” 

May 9 and 10, 2024

Virtual via Zoom 

Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 2024

Submit using the following link: 

The LACUNY Institute invites scholars, librarians, educators, information professionals, and library workers to submit proposals for the upcoming LACUNY Institute 2024 conference, taking place Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10. This year’s LACUNY Institute will explore challenges faced by librarians and information professionals across our profession. We seek innovative and thought-provoking contributions that delve into the complexities surrounding intellectual freedom, censorship, and the role of librarians in navigating these challenges. 

We welcome case studies, theoretical explorations, panel discussions, poster presentations, and creative or imaginative proposals on topics such as but not limited to: 

  • Challenges faced by librarians, information professionals, and library workers in the face of censorship, intellectual freedom issues, and attempts to restrict access to information
  • Life post-pandemic 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Promoting inclusivity in libraries. Strategies for fostering inclusivity and diversity in library spaces, collections, and services while addressing the challenges posed by censorship
  • Technology and freedom of information; the role of technology in the dissemination of information, challenges posed by digital censorship, and the responsibilities of librarians in the digital age 
  • Advocacy and Community Engagement 
  • Librarians in the Age of Artificial Intelligence 

**Submission Guidelines:**

– Proposals should be submitted by March 1, 2024.

– Please include a 250-300 word abstract outlining the proposed presentation.

– Include a brief biography and contact information.

– Presentations can be individual papers, panels, workshops, or interactive sessions.

**Important Dates:**

– Call for Papers Opens: February 6, 2024

– Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024

– Notification of Acceptance: March 22, 2024

– Conference Dates: [May 9 and 10]

We encourage submissions from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. The LACUNY Institute is committed to providing a platform for meaningful discussions on issues central to the professional and academic growth of librarianship.

Submission Form Link: 

Official Conference Website: (Direct link will be posted here soon) 

YouTube Playlist of LACUNY Institute 2023: 

As a presenter at the LACUNY Institute, you are especially encouraged to submit your written proceedings for publication in the Fall 2024 issue of Urban Library Journal. 

You will receive an email confirmation right after you submit your proposal.

Any questions you may have, please contact the LACUNY Institute 2024 Chair, Professor Nelson Santana at 

Have a wonderful day, 

LACUNY Institute 2024 Planning Committee