The Catholic University of America

Tenth Annual Symposium

Friday, February 2, 2018
9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center
The Catholic University of America


About the Symposium

Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services. Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services activities. Because students, faculty, and practitioners all share their work, the Symposium encompasses many different aspects and points of view on Library and Information Professional work. The program's goal is to foster unexpected connections across the spectrum of the information professions.


Call for Proposals

The Department of Library and Information Science, the Catholic University of America, requests proposals for the Tenth Annual "Bridging the Spectrum" Symposium! 

The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in all sectors of Library and Information Sciences and Services. Your participation is the key to making it happen!

Presentation Formats:

Proposed contributions may be for any one of three formats:

·  Briefings: 15-20 minute descriptions of an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. There will be morning and afternoon briefing sessions.

·  Posters: exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a “lightning round” of poster descriptions.

·  Panels: discussions of a single topic by a series of speakers, typically 1 hour in length.


Sample Topics:

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

·  Trends and developments information organization 

·  Progress in digital preservation

·  Innovative service modes

·  Social media, marketing, and advocacy for library services

·  Managing library and information services

·  Management and analysis of data and information


Important Dates:

·  Proposal Submissions Open: July 15, 2017

·  Proposals Due: September 30, 2017

·  Notification of Acceptances: November 3, 2017

·  Final Program released, registration opens: December 11, 2017

·  Symposium: February 2, 2018


To submit your proposal, Please go to .
Overview of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at
Questions may be directed to the Committee at



 LAC Group and PolicyMap will sponsor this year's symposium.





We encourage attendees to use Metro if possible. The Pryzbyla Center is a short walk from the Brookland Metro stop. If you are driving, you may park in the law school garage (see photo), located at 3600 John McCormack Dr., NE. In the garage you will see signs pointing you to the elevator which will take you to the walkway in front of the Pryzbyla Center.

Accommodations and Special Needs

Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register, or contact the Symposium Committee at or 202-319-5085. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.


Symposium Committee

Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim
Committee shared email address: