The Librarian’s Association of the University of California, Berkeley (LAUC-B) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2021 conference, Reimagining Libraries Through Critical Library Practices, an online conference that will take place Tuesday, October 5 to Wednesday, October 6, 10 am to 3 pm PST.
Proposals are due Tuesday, June 15, 2021, and can be submitted using this form. We will notify successful applicants by July 15, 2021.
For further conference information and the full call for proposals, please visit LAUC-B 2021 Conference Website
Call for proposals brief version: Library work is embedded in and inherently tied to socio-political circumstances. We welcome proposals that emphasize and examine critical librarianship through the lens of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist work.
We invite proposals from diverse voices addressing critical library practices including:
- Community Archives, Inclusion, and Underrepresented Communities
- Critical Library Pedagogy
- Developing standards for critical librarianship in Digital Literacy and Digital Scholarship
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Open Access
- Social Justice and Anti-racist Work
- The theory and practice of critical library work that includes all library professionals
All proposal abstracts should be no more than 300 words and indicate the type of session you are proposing. We will be holding the following session formats:
- Lightning Talks (5-7 minute presentations)
- 20-minute individual presentations
- 50-minute panel
- Poster session
We encourage proposals for virtual presentations that represent all aspects of library work (including technical services, access services, interlibrary loan, reference, instruction, library administration, technology, youth services, and more) and all library workers (including library students, paraprofessionals, and members of underrepresented groups).
For further conference information, please visit here.
Please submit your proposal by Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday, July 15, 2021.
LAUC-B 2021 Conference Committee:
Paromita B. (UCLA)
Kelsey B. (UCI)
Kristina B. (UCB)
Lia F. (UCSD)
Ann G. (UCB)
Shannon K. (UCB)
Corliss L. (UCB)
Natalie M. (UCI)
Jin M. (UCSD)
Erica N. (UCB)
Liladhar P. (UCB)
Scott P (UCB)
Christina V. (UCB)