(via Elisabeth White, Towson University)
Join us at the STEM Librarians Collaborative for its 2023 Meeting! It will take place online from Wednesday, July 26, to Friday, July 28.
We are currently accepting proposals for those interested in presenting at this virtual conference. The STEM Librarians Collaborative will offer a variety of session formats; all proposed sessions should be on topics related to STEM librarianship. We welcome submissions by those who work in or support these fields, including librarians, informationists, vendors, and publishers. Product pitches will not be considered for sessions at the STEM Librarians Collaborative.
- Lightning talks (~5 minutes)
- Short Presentations (~15 minutes)
- Storytelling the Profession (~7-10 minutes) – Firsthand accounts of your experience as a STEM library professional, told without slides
- I Have a Problem (10-15 minutes) – Come with a question, problem, or scenario related to STEM librarianship (not personnel problems) and ask attendees for their advice and experiential takeaways to solve it (see topic list for potential ideas)
- Interactive Learning Sessions (~15-30 minutes)
If you are interested in contributing to the STEM Librarians Collaborative, please submit a description of your proposed session (no more than 500 words, please) and your preferred format using our Call for Proposals form.
Have a different or unique idea for a session format than the ones listed? Please, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
Meeting participants will have every opportunity to be fully engaged and both presenters and attendees will have equal opportunities to contribute to the conference. This means that we will do everything we can to make our conference accessible to all. If you have any accommodation needs with regard to your proposal, please let us know when you submit the proposal.
Topics of particular interest:
Active learning: the good and the bad
AI and Machine Learning and its role in libraries
Balancing liaisonship and other duties
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and vendors/publishers
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) topics and STEM librarianship
Privacy and Security
Research impact and metrics of success
STEM subject topics
Supporting international students
Traditional library roles in a time of increasing interdisciplinary research
Upskilling in times of upheaval
What does STEM Librarianship in 2050 look like
…… and other exciting STEM-related topics
Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 31
Notification of acceptance will occur the week of May 19, 2023.
If you want guidance on what we are looking for, please view this presentation.
You may also view our proposal evaluation rubric to see how submissions will be scored.
If you have any issues submitting your proposal, please e-mail email@example.com.
-STEM Librarians Collaborative Planning Committee