Libraries in Direct Action

Call for Presentations: Libraries in Direct Action

In 2018, the core values of librarianship, including social responsibility, education, democracy, and intellectual freedom, have faced one challenge after another. How have academic and research libraries taken action to confront these challenges? What are we doing to uphold these core values?

For this year’s ACRL/NY Symposium, we are seeking presentations and panels about projects rooted in direct action.

Sample themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Labor, finance, and neoliberalism in the academic library: confronting institutional obstacles regarding staffing, professional development, and advocacy
  • Challenging the whiteness of libraries: education, hiring, retention, collections, and instruction
  • The crisis of fact: politicization of information resources and information literacy
  • Academic libraries and the public good: community partnerships and outreach

Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, submitted by May 7, 2018.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by mid May. Selected presenters must confirm presentations by June 1st.

Abstracts of presentations can be submitted using this form.

The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium will be held on December 7, 2018 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York. Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium in general can be sent to Gina  Levitan at acrlnysymposiumchair@gmail.com.