Poster Proposals for ACRL/NY 2016 Symposium Due September 2

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 31, 2016

(via John Pell, Hunter College)

The ACRL/NY 2016 Annual Symposium: Money and Power is accepting proposals for posters.  Proposals must be received by Friday, September 2. The symposium will be held on Friday, December 2, at the Baruch College Vertical Campus in New York City. Successful candidates will be notified by September 28. On the day of the symposium, you will be expected to arrive by 8:30 AM, set up by 9:00 AM, and stay through to the end of the symposium. Posters will be displayed on 5’x2′ tables and cannot be displayed on walls.

The ACRL/NY 2016 Annual Symposium will address how economic, social, and political factors affect the choices we make as individuals and as institutions within the field of academic and research libraries and archives. Possible subjects are listed below.

  • questions of labor, class, budgets, or funding strategies
  • the power to name within classification schemes
  • the role of power within scholarly discourse
  • leveraging power to foster change within institutions
  • power dynamics within reference and instruction
  • sociopolitical hierarchies that libraries may replicate and/or challenge.

Applicants are invited to interpret the theme broadly and with originality, so long as there is a clear and compelling rationale tying the proposal to the theme. Selection will be done by blind review; please do not include any identifying information in your abstract. Proposals may be submitted here. If you have questions about the poster selection process, please contact Eamon Tewell, at

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