Call for Proposals

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Call for Juried Proposals

 

The fifth Library Research Seminar (LRS-V) will bring together a diverse community of scholars from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives who are interested in research that informs policy-making, decision-making, and best practices. Participants will share research projects and explore ways to develop future research agendas, refine research methods, and facilitate successful completion of research projects.

 

The LRS-V Program Committee invites proposals for various types of contributions (types are described below) on topics related to libraries and archives including but not limited to:

  • Services in challenging economic times
  • Marketing and advocacy
  • Leadership and workforce development
  • Information and reference services
  • International perspectives
  • Contributions to and preservation of cultural heritage
  • Gender, ethnicity, age, and disability status
  • Copyright, privacy, and other legal, ethical, and policy issues
  • Technical services
  • User studies
  • Web 2.0, social networking, and new media
  • Information literacy
  • Digital libraries and archives
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    Possible types of contributions:

  • Papers:
  • Research studies that will be presented at the conference and included in proceedings
  • Panels:
  • A group of experts discussing related topics, themes or issues in library research
  • Workshops:
  • Tutorial sessions that will be educational in nature
  • Roundtable discussions:
  • Informal discussion amongst participants focused on a particular topic or theme
  • Posters:
  • Graphic presentations on research studies, methods, advances, or preliminary work
  • Other “wildcard” program formats
  • You tell us what you would like to do!

    Doctoral and Masters’ students are especially encouraged to submit proposals.

     

    Send submissions to lrs-v@umd.edu in either MS Word or PDF format. Proposals must be no more than 1000 words in length and additionally must include: title; author/organizer name, af filiation, and contact information; names and contact information for any other participants. lrs-v@umd.edu may also be used for inquiries and questions.

     

    Important dates:

    Proposal submissions:   Extended to March 15, 2010; Due to Blizzard 2010

    Notification:                        April 15, 2010

    Conference dates:            October 6-9, 2010

     

    Venue: The Inn and Conference Center, Marriott Conference Centers, College Park, Maryland

     

    Host: University of Maryland, College Park (http://ischool.umd.edu)

     

    LRS-V co-chairs: Diane L. Barlow and Trudi Bellardo Hahn, University of Maryland