Monday, March 04, 2019

CFP: BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries Spring Online Program (May 2019)

The Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee of BRASS seeks proposals for engaging presentations to be part of an online symposium via Zoom on May 10, 2019. Proposals may be submitted by anyone, but priority consideration will be given to proposals from BRASS members. Proposals should describe a 45-minute session (30 minutes for presentation with 15 minutes for facilitated discussion and/or question-and-answer) that relates to some aspect of business librarianship in an academic library setting. We seek proposals that will be interactive and provide practical takeaways for participants.

Proposal Components:
  • Title (50 words or less): Interesting and descriptive
  • Abstract (250 words or less): Summary of your presentation
  • Session outcomes (2-3): Describe what participants will learn during your session that they can apply at their library or in their role as a business librarian
  • Long Description: Describe how you will engage participants in an online session and make your presentation interactive. Detail the practical components of your presentation -- what will you teach attendees that will enrich their professional practice? What materials will you share (LibGuides, Lesson Plans, etc) with attendees that can be used as a reference or model?
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • The business information literacy one-shot
  • Creating effective online instruction for business information literacy
  • Building liaison relationships/instruction programs with difficult-to-reach departments (which may include: accounting, finance, human resources management, and business technology)
  • Developing business programming at your library
  • Advocating for new resources or program funding
  • Data literacy and/or data visualization

The call for proposals will close on March 25. Please use to submit proposals.

Questions can be directed to Emily Mross, Business Reference in Academic
Libraries Committee Chair at