LACUNY Institute 2023- Call for Proposals and save the date- May 11 & 12, 2023 (virtual)

LACUNY Institute 2023
May 11 & 12, 2023 (virtually)​
Call for Proposals : The Evolving Library through Professional Development
Proposal Deadline: March 3, 2023

*****Submit proposals *****

Professional development is an integral component of librarianship. As a field that’s always evolving and that is intertwined with technology, librarians, library workers, and information professionals across related fields and disciplines often seek professional development opportunities that contribute to their professional growth. As the needs of users change, information professionals must adapt, share knowledge, and learn new skills. Changes in the field at large can also change the landscape of information work and shift the job responsibilities of library workers. A preoccupation with change (and the future) of the field, is itself the subject of critique and discussion both in LIS literature and within professional development and institutional contexts.

For LACUNY Institute 2023, we invite proposals that explore professional development and information work. We welcome case studies, theoretical explorations, panel discussions, poster presentations, and creative or imaginative proposals on topics such as but not limited to:

·       Activism/Social Justice Efforts
·       Austerity and Change
·       Professional Development Funding
·       Obsolescence
·       Job Creep and Burnout
·       Assessment Culture
·       Building Scholarship and Publishing Skills and Networks
·       Developing Grant Writing Abilities
·       Establishing Leadership Skills
·       Improving Services for Users with Accessibility Needs
·       Incorporating Universal Design within the Library
·       Networking with Other Teachers and Librarians
·       Online Instruction and Remote Teaching
·       Strengthening Librarian Wellness & Mental Health
·       Technology Training for Accessibility Standards
·       Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Please Note: Conference registration starts on Monday, March 20, 2023.

Contact Info:
For any questions regarding the LACUNY Institute 2023, please contact:
·       Professor Derek Stadler (
Co-Chair, LACUNY Institute 2023
·       Professor Nelson Santana (
Co-Chair, LACUNY Institute 2023