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Call for Proposals: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what's next for the Academic Librarian - LACUNY Institute 2017 (NYC May 2017)

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what's next for the Academic Librarian - LACUNY Institute 2017 (NYC May 2017)

    Posted Mar 18, 2017 07:21 PM

    Call for Posters Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017


    The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
    LACUNY Institute 2017


    Date: May 19, 2017
    Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
    Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries.


    Submission form


    Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .


    The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking poster proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.


    In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.


    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 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.


    Questions may be directed to Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, kbugg@citytech.cuny.edu or Simone L. Yearwood, Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu.