The second Urban Librarians Conference will be held April 11, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY and is seeking speakers from the library and information science fields. Sponsored by Urban Librarians Unite, the New York Library Association, and Leadership and Management Section of NYLA the conference brings together LIS students and new and seasoned professionals for one day of learning, laughter, and inspiration.
We are seeking speakers for the second conference. Presentations should be focused on both practice and the practical, as well as current trends or themes specifically targeted at urban libraries. Past presentations have discussed makerspaces, service to LGBTQ youth, programming, community engagement, and other professional development topics. Speakers should be prepared to give a 60-minute talk; PowerPoints or Prezis are not necessary, but are definitely helpful and a great opportunity to bring humor to your talk, share multimedia, and provide bullet-point information to attendees.
Please submit an abstract and bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st. We will notify selected speakers no later than January 15, 2014. Open registration for the conference begins on January 31st, so even if you aren’t selected this time, please join us for a great day together!
Urban Librarians Unite is a small not for profit organization based out of New York City. Its mandate is to promote urban libraries and librarianship, to support advances in Library Science in urban areas, and to defend any library at risk. ULU was founded with this kind of scholarship and conversations in mind. The organization plans on making the Urban Librarian’s Conference an annual event with luminaries in urban librarianship coming together to swap ideas and develop new resources for our colleagues and patrons.
For more information on the conference, please visit www.urbanlibrariansconference.org.