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Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Bridging the Spectrum:

The 12th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice


Time:  Friday, February 14, 2020.  

Place: Pryzbyla Student Center, Catholic University of America                                     


The Symposium Planning Committee invites researchers, practitioners and students to submit proposals for the 2020 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, a forum for sharing research findings, best practices, and works in progress in library and information science. The submission system is now open at   


The Symposium will include three types of presentations: briefings, panels, and posters. Briefings are 15-minute descriptions of an innovative practice, project, or research activity. There will be morning and afternoon briefing sessions. 


Authors can organize panels of speakers to present and discuss a theme or a topic. Panels are typically one hour in length. 


Posters are exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a lightning talk during which presenters will highlight their projects. In addition, poster presenters will attend a poster session to discuss their work with attendees.


The submission system is open at and the deadline for submission is October 23, 2019.


Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Community engagement and outreach, including marketing and advocacy for library and information services
  • Information services against misinformation and propaganda
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of born-digital and digitized resources 
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions


Questions may be directed to the Committee at 


Important Dates

Proposal Submissions Open: August 23, 2019
Proposals Due: October 23, 2019
Notification of Acceptances: November 15, 2019
Final Program Abstracts Due: December 5, 2019

Final Program released, registration opens: December 16, 2019

Symposium: February 14, 2020

More information about the 2020 Symposium is available at


Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website  at


Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at if you have questions.


Symposium Committee:

Drs. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee (chair), Sue Yeon Syn, and Jane Zhang

Call for Submissions