(via Megan Fitzgibbons, Concordia University in Montréal)
Proposals are now being accepted for the 20th Library Research Forum at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). This year’s Research Forum will again be held virtually, in the afternoon of April 26 and 27 (Tuesday and Wednesday).
The annual Research Forum provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries. Registration is free.
This year’s plenary session will be a conversation with David James Hudson, an award-winning writer, a library and information studies scholar, and an associate librarian at University of Guelph. David’s creative and scholarly work is primarily concerned with race, racism, and anti-racism, especially with the ways in which these phenomena have come to be conceptualized (both historically and in the present day) and the interests such conceptualizations have served. He explores such questions with particular attention to contexts of library and information work, Black diasporic life, colonialism, and capitalism. His writing has appeared in such publications as up//root*, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, Journal of Information Ethics, and the edited collections Topographies of Whiteness and Information Ethics and Global Citizenship. Information about these and other works can be found at his website.
Proposals are invited on research or case studies in any area of library and information science, including, but are not limited to, the following ones.
- equity, diversity, and inclusion
- social justice
- decolonization and indigenization
- universal design and accessibility
- community engagement and outreach
- scholarly communication and publishing
- assessment and impact
- digital and information literacy
- special collections and preservation
Presentation – A 20-minute formal presentation, followed by a 10-min Q&A
Poster – A visual summary of the project (e.g. digital poster, infographic) to be discussed in small interactive groups
Presentations and posters can be in English or French.
To submit a proposal, please fill out this form. The deadline is Friday, February 4. The Forum Committee will notify presenters who are selected by Monday, February 28.
For more information, please visit here. Questions? Please contact Chloe Lei, Chair of the Forum Committee, at email@example.com.