2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries Seeks Proposals for Concurrent Sessions

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/01/2017

Contact:

Miguel Figueroa

Director

Center for the Future of Libraries

American Library Association

mfigueroa@ala.org

CHICAGO – The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for the 2018 Symposium on the Future of Libraries.  
 
The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. Sponsored by the Center for the Future of Libraries, the Symposium features three days – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday – exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities.
 
In addition to plenary sessions featuring civic, social, and education innovators, the Symposium will include a full schedule of concurrent sessions. These concurrent sessions will provide attendees with an opportunity to share some of the innovative work they are currently exploring in their libraries and to engage with outside innovators or experts.
 
Individuals interested in submitting a session proposal will be asked to provide a session title, description, preferred session times, and participants' contact information. First review of proposals will begin September 17th - priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date.     
 
The 2017 Symposium on the Future of Libraries featured over 25 sessions adressing topics including civic engagement, creative placemaking, entrepreneurship, knowledge discovery, mobile service models, universal design, virtual reality, and more.
 
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group.
 
Please contact Miguel Figueroa (mfigueroa@ala.org) with any questions about the Symposium or about submitting a proposal for a concurrent session.