RBMS 2022 Conference Moves to Virtual-Only Format

After careful consideration, the RBMS 2022 Conference: What Now? Reflection, Reckoning, and Recovery will shift to a virtual-only event held June 21 – 24, 2022. This very difficult decision was made by RBMS and ACRL leadership based on several factors that made the in-person portion of the conference inadvisable.

While there is a great deal of interest in RBMS 2022 in general, the results of a recent attendee survey, along with proposal submission data, show a significant preference for virtual-only participation. Attendee comfort level, convenience, and budget also played a role in reaching the decision to move to a virtual-only conference this year. While RBMS had a plan in place to present the 2022 conference as a hybrid event, the decision to move to a virtual-only model was made in the best interest of the overall attendee experience and sustainability of the event.

While we are excited to offer expanded access, affordability, and scholarships, we realize this decision may be understandably disheartening, especially for those who looked forward to gathering again in-person. There is no replacing that face-to-face experience, and we very much look forward to the time when we can be together confidently and safely. Until then, we will devote our time and resources to putting on another terrific RBMS Virtual Conference.

Registration for the virtual event, along with the call for virtual People’s Choice and Power of New Voices session submissions, opens this month. We look forward to seeing you online in June!

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

With gratitude,

Heather Smedberg,
RBMS 2022 Section Chair

Heather Cole,
RBMS 2022 Co-Chair

Emilie Hardman,
RBMS 2022 Co-Chair