Urban Librarians Conference
April 7th, 2017
Theme: Dangerous Librarianship
Submission deadline: December 28th, 2016
Submit Proposals Here

Hey! Are you a dangerous librarian? Do you practice inclusiveness, diversity, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility in your library every day? Even with no funding? Do you want to speak at a conference with some rad librarians? On April 7th Urban Librarians Unite will be holding the fifth annual Urban Librarians Conference at Brooklyn Public Library – Grand Army Plaza.

For the theme “Dangerous Librarianship” we are looking for the librarians who live a little bit “Dangerously”. If you’ve made great things happen from nothing, we want to hear about it. If you’ve defended the values of intellectual freedom, diversity, and social responsibility, we want to hear about it. In fact, we’d love for you to present on it! We are looking for innovative and visionary librarians who have worked in their community to serve their patrons even when challenges arise. We are looking for the library rebels and rock stars. If you (yes, you) are that, we want to see your proposal. Examples of successful topics from previous conferences can be found here.

We are looking for Dangerous Librarianship in topics including but not limited to;

  • Impact of current events on library trends
  • Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
  • Impact of technology
  • Leadership and leadership development
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Career planning, professional development
  • Post-truth information literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
  • Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy

Please submit your proposal via this form.

Proposals will be due midnight EST December 28th. For questions please email us at urbanlibrariansunite@gmail.com