Bridging the Spectrum Symposium -proposals due: January 5, 2024

Bridging the Spectrum: The 16th Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Online, Friday, March 1, 2024

The Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University of America invites researchers, practitioners and students to submit proposals for the 2024 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, a forum for sharing research findings, best practices, and works in progress in library and information science. The 16th Symposium will be a virtual event.

The Symposium will include three types of presentations: briefings, posters and panels. 

  • Briefings are 15-minute presentations of an innovative practice, project, or research activity. 
  • Posters are exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. 
  • Authors can organize panels of speakers to present and discuss an emerging theme or topic. 

Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Community engagement and outreach, including marketing and advocacy for library and information services
  • Information services against misinformation and propaganda
  • New developments in information organization (linked data, semantic web, etc.)
  • Preservation and management of born-digital and digitized resources 
  • Management and analysis of data and information
  • Library networks and international collaboration
  • Technology trends and impact on information services
  • Management of information services in cultural institutions

Important Dates

  • Proposals due: January 5, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: Late January 2024
  • Symposium: March 1, 2024

The submissions can be made through

Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at 

Please feel free to contact the Symposium Committee at [email protected] if you have questions.

Symposium Committee: Sue Yeon Syn, Kevin Gunn, Shane MacDonald, Maria Thurber, Heather Wiggins