Symposium for the Future of Libraries – Midwinter 2020

The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries. The Symposium will be held during the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 24 – 28 in Philadelphia, Pa. The Symposium features three days of exploring near-term trends already inspiring innovation and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities. To help provide opportunities for library professionals to share their work and insights in various ways, the call for proposals seeks submissions for three distinct session formats:

  • Information Sessions allow presenters to focus on a specific trend, topic, or topic.
  • Workshops offer an interactive room set with rounds or tables that encourage collaborative, hands-on learning.
  • Discussions are designed to spark conversation across participants to encourage insights for new and emerging ideas.

Individuals interested in submitting a session proposal will be asked to select one of the session formats and provide a session title, description, preferred session times, and contact information. Submitters will need to sign in using an ALA ID. The call for proposals will close on August 15th. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.


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