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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Call for Proposals: 4th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice. Due September 9

    Call for Papers Bridging the Spectrum: The Fourth Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center Friday, January 27, 2012 Catholic University of America 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. http://slis.cua.edu/symposium/2012/ The Bridging the Spectrum Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services. Presentations on innovative practices and initiatives as well as research studies are encouraged. Presentations may originate from any type of library, archive, or information services activity, and may encompass any aspect of Library and Information Professional work. Our aim is to host a diverse set of presentations and to foster connections across the spectrum of the information professions. Presentation Formats: Proposed contributions may be for one of three formats: * Briefings: 15-minute descriptions of an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions. * Posters: exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session. * Panels: discussions of a single topic by a series of speakers, typically 30 minutes to 1 hour in length. Sample Themes: Suggested themes include, but are not limited to: * Future of information organization * Digital preservation * Innovative service modes * Empowering the end user * Managing library and information services * Marketing and advocacy for library services Important Dates: * Proposal Submissions Open: July 11, 2011 * Proposals Due: September 9, 2011 * Notification of Acceptances: November 11, 2011 * Final Program Abstracts Due: December 9, 2011 * Symposium: January 27, 2012 Proposals may be submitted at http://cuaslis.org/openconf/<https://mail.cua.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://cuaslis.org/openconf/>. Submission instructions and program details are available on the Symposium website at http://slis.cua.edu/symposium/2012/ . Questions may be directed to the Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu<mailto:cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu> .

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