Call for Conference Presentations
The Library Diversity and Residency Studies Conference will be held in Greensboro, NC on August 26-27, 2019. The 2019 LDRS Conference is focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in libraries, including but not restricted to Library Diversity Residency programs. This conference is being hosted by UNC Greensboro in collaboration with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). This event invites broad participation and attendance by individuals from all academic and public libraries, LIS programs, and other interested groups.
We invite submissions for presentations on any of the following topics:
- Topics related to Library Diversity Residency Programs, including best practices, program startup, etc.
- Programs in libraries devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics
- Development of positions related to DEI, including discussions of their focus, roles, and responsibilities
- Toolkits, curriculum materials, and other information useful in preparing DEI training programs, workshops, and awareness-building discussions
- Scaling diversity residency and fellowship programs for four- and two-year college libraries, both public and private
- How diversity programs can engage with public outreach programs, special collections, and other existing library services
- Organizational culture within the context of recruiting people of color to primarily white institutions
- Building trustworthiness in library DEI efforts
- Mentoring and building mentorship networks
- Other library-centered DEI efforts and priorities
Regular Submissions in the following categories are due by June 14, 2019. We invite proposals consisting of up to 250 words in the following formats:
- Individual Presentations: These 20 min talks by individual presenters can address any of the conference themes described above. Our recommendation is for presenters to plan to speak for 15 minutes and then invite 5 minutes of Q&A. Individual presentations will be clustered by conference organizers into groups.
- Panel Discussions: Groups of 3-5 individuals from different institutions on a related set of topics. Contact information for all panelists must be specified, as well as their individual presentation titles.
- 90-minute Workshops: Hands-on sessions with the goal of either learning or creating specific techniques, tools, or concepts. The program committee will look favorably on proposals aimed at developing startup toolkits, checklists, or workflows.
Lightning Talks are due by August 1, 2019: These are short 2 minute presentations on late breaking events & developments.
Proposal should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line should read: LDRS 2019 Submission – YourLastname
Each proposal should include:
Presentor(s) and email contact information
Abstract of up to 250 words
Workshops only: Learning outcomes
Please note that all presenters must register for the conference (see conference website at: URL: https://librarydiversity.institute/LDRS-Conference/).
Participants at all stages of professional development in all disciplines are encouraged to submit their work.
Key Dates & Deadlines:
- Call for Proposals Deadline: June 14, 2019
- Lightning Round Deadline: August 1, 2019
- Proposals Notifications: July 1, 2019
- Conference: August 26-27, 2019