Monday, February 25, 2019

CFP: LACUNY Institute 2019: Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting? Friday May 3, 2019 - New York City

Call for Proposals

LACUNY Institute 2019: Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting?
Friday May 3, 2019 | LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Submission Deadline:      Friday, March 1, 2019
Poster Session Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019

We invite proposals addressing this year’s conference theme, Students Are Evolving, Are Libraries Adapting?

Today’s academic libraries face challenges to the traditional model. Students are using technology, social media, and academic spaces in new ways. How are librarians educating the students of today and supporting their needs?  The LACUNY Institute seeks to explore strategies and address best practices promoting new library models.

Topics include, but are not limited to: 
·              renovation needs
·              new electronic resources
·              changes to the ways physical space is used
·              improved marketing and/or signage
·              new modes of collaboration
·              alternate library partnerships
·              changes in design, and/or changes in library service platforms, among others.

Types of proposals:
·              Panel discussion (15 minutes/presenter): Moderated panel presentations with time for questions and discussion.
·              Interactive presentation (45 minutes): Teams of two lead a discussion on topic of their choice related to the theme, with 1 person presenting context and the other facilitating conversation.
·              Alt-sessions (15-30 minutes): An opportunity for exploring topics through multiple ways of knowing (e.g., short documentary, spoken word, performance art).
·              Poster sessions

About the Institute:
The LACUNY Institute is an annual, one-day conference open to LIS professionals, students, and the general public. It is organized by the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY), and although geared to academic librarians, it strives to have broad relevance to the profession.

Questions? Please contact one of the LACUNY Institute 2019 Co-Chairs:
- Dianne Gordon Conyers (
- Anne O'Reilly (

Thank you.

LACUNY Institute 2019 Planning Committee:

Kimberly Abrams, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Carl R. Andrews, Bronx Community College, CUNY
Jeffrey Delgado, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Michael Handis, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ian McDermott, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Linda Miles, Hostos Community College, CUNY
Ajatshatru Pathak, Hunter College, CUNY
Mark Aaron Polger, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Alexandra Rojas, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Derek Stadler, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY