Thursday, October 14, 2021

Call for proposals, BRASS Online Symposium in the Fall #BusinessLibrarianship

The Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee of BRASS seeks proposals for engaging presentations to be part of an online symposium via Zoom on December 14th between 12PM-5PM Eastern Time. 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 an aspect of applied academic business librarianship.

Please share your experience with us! Suggested topics should fall under the broad heading of lessons learned from the experience of living and working during an ongoing global pandemic. During this time, we've adapted to online services and perhaps now we are readjusting back to an in-person or hybrid learning/working environment. We welcome interactive proposals that discuss and address professional change and we encourage materials that attendees can take-away in such topics as:

  • Instruction: Designing effective instruction and new teaching techniques and content
  • Research: Planning and/or fulfilling research projects and grants
  • Outreach: Building sustainable liaison relationships and collaborations
  • Professional development: Navigating the new terrain of connecting, networking, and engaging for learning and growing
  • Services: Expanding service offerings as an information professional
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?

The call for proposals will close on November 2nd at 5PM Eastern Time. Please use to submit proposals. Proposals may be submitted by anyone, but priority consideration will be given to proposals from BRASS members. Check out the BRASS webinar best practices guide for tips and tricks:

Questions can be directed to Charissa O. Jefferson at CharissaJ@Princeton.EDU