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ACRL DLS Chair: Natalie Haber
Vice-Chair: Amanda Ziegler
Secretary: Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Archivist: Andrea Hebert
Webmasters: Katie Stewart and Matthew Stevons (dlswebcontact@gmail.com)
Members-at-Large: Karla Aleman and Jennifer Rundels

Distance Library Services Conference 2020

Penn State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are pleased to announce that the site for the Distance Library Services Conference 2020 is now live and the Call for Proposals is OPEN. If you wish to submit a proposal, please create a new account in order to access the CFP submission section.

The site can be accessed here:
https://commons.erau.edu/dls-conference/2020/

Registration and hotel reservations are also open. Please note that additional information will be added to the website periodically about the keynote, physical logistics including things like dine-around, and the opening night reception.

Several orders of business and changes for the upcoming conference:

  • Proposals will be accepted for posters, presentations, and workshop/unconference sessions.
  • There are options for paper presentations or presentations. Paper presentations will be published in the conference proceedings in The Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning.
  • We are accepting proposals for TWO travel awards – the recurring New Presenter Award & the new StudentPoster Award.


Please encourage any MLIS/MLS students you know who are interested in or are currently studying Distance Librarianship to submit a poster proposal and to apply for the travel stipend.

DLS 2020 will have vendors present and is actively seeking sponsorships from entities who cannot be present at the conference.

If you have any questions please contact:
Torrie Raish: vrc112@psu.edu
Kat Phillips: kec5013@psu.edu.

We are happy to help anyone navigate this process and to answer questions as they arise. We know that you’ve all be eagerly awaiting and anticipating the launch of the site and opening of the CFPs and we truly thank you for your patience as we navigated the wild west that is conference planning!

We are so very excited to see everyone in July 2020 and look forward to welcoming you all to Penn State! A heartfelt thank you to Embry-Riddle for partnering with us to create and launch the conference site.


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