Call for Participation Round-Up

RIG’s Programs & Proposals team would like to share upcoming calls for participation for local and national conferences.


18: LOEX Breakout Sessions: Traditional presentations and interactive workshops. As in previous years, these sessions will make up the large majority of the conference program (an estimated 50-60 sessions).

28: The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group seeks proposals for short (15-20 minute) presentations to be given during the Midwinter meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 4:30 pm. The charge of the IG states, in part, that we “provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries.”  Proposals that address these or any technical services topics in the context of academic libraries are welcome. Please email proposals to by Monday, November 28, 2016, and include presentation title, brief (150 words or less) summary of the proposed presentation, name and position of presenter, email address of presenter.

28: IASSIST 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Data in the Middle: The common language of research Many issues around data (sources, strategies, and tools) are similar across disciplines. While IASSIST has its roots in social science data, it has also welcomed discussions over the years of other disciplines’ issues as they relate to data, data management, and support of users. So again this year, in line with this tradition, we are arranging a conference that will benefit those who support researchers across all disciplines: social sciences, health and natural sciences, and humanities. Please join the international data community in Lawrence, KS, “in the middle” of the U.S., for insights and discussion on how data in all disciplines are found, shared, used, and managed. Join us and draw inspiration from this diverse gathering!

30: NORTHERN OHIO TECHNICAL SERVICES LIBRARIANS (NOTSL) 2017 SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must either be currently working in an Ohio library in a professional, paraprofessional, or support position in a technical services area, or be students (residing or studying in Ohio) currently taking coursework in librarianship.


1: Designing for Digital Annual Conference: The D4D Program Planning committee has opened the 2017 Call for Proposals and is currently seeking 4 hour workshops, 90 minute seminars, 45 minute sessions and 20 minute short talks in these recently revised tracks: Tools & Methods, UX in Practice, Service & Physical Space Design, Trends, Emerging Issues, and the Future of UX, Leadership & Organizational  Strategies

6: Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures & Experience: This year’s theme is: Black America in the 21st Century.  We welcome abstracts that respond to the conference theme and its relationships with Black Communities from undergraduate and graduate students.

14: NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award: Applicants must: be a member of ALA and NMRT, be active in the library profession, show promise for activity in the area of professional development, have a valid financial need, have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences

23: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship.

28: 2017 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM: The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in

Reference: The 23rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

29: GLBTRT Buddy program was created to bring together an active member of the round table with a new and perspective GLBTRT member, as well as any member becoming active for the first time or after a long absence. The buddy pairing is for just one conference, but we hope that you’ll both make a new friend.


LOEX Lightning Talks: Short (seven minutes maximum) presentations given during a single session by different presenters. There will only be a handful (approximately five) of these presentations as they are intended to be an energizing, but small, part of the conference.

13: 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit: From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the contexts of teaching and learning and the ways in which we collaborate with students, faculty, and our librarian colleagues. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

20-24: ALA Midwinter

28: 2017 AAAM Annual Conference: the conference will promote an understanding of social movements – Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Studies – that fostered racial consciousness in the 1960s and cultivated the creation of Black Museums over the past 50 years. This one-of-a-kind conference will bring together representatives from over 200 museums, libraries, HBCU’s, historic sites and cultural centers in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.

30 LOEX Poster Sessions: Students currently enrolled in a graduate program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs are invited to propose poster sessions. Poster Session proposals are due Monday, January 30, 2016.

To view more upcoming calls for participation, please view the team’s Google Calendar.

If you would like to submit additional calls for participation, please contact Kaitlin Springmier, Programs and Proposals Team lead, at


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