Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Call for Participation: Beyond the Numbers Planning Committee

 Help us plan another successful Beyond the Numbers conference in St. Louis!

This fall, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will once again host its free conference on economic data and information,

Beyond the Numbers
The conference brings together information professionals to improve their understanding of how to find, use, and share economic resources with colleagues, students, and patrons.

Historically, the conference was held every other ‘even’ year (i.e. 2022) but starting in 2023 we plan to hold it in the ‘odd’ years going forward.

Serving on the planning committee is a chance to work with colleagues outside your own institution, building your network and learning from others diverse perspectives. The estimated time commitment is 1-2 hours per month until fall of 2023, plus attendance for the full span of the conference. All planning will be done remotely.

Committee members review and provide feedback on conference submissions; help promote the conference to diverse economics, business, and data science communities; assist St. Louis Fed staff with keynote speaker selection, catering, and other key conference planning decisions; and serve as on-site hosts and moderators during the conference.  If selected, committee members who are unable to obtain funding from other sources will be reimbursed for usual and customary hotel and airfare expenses.

We invite interested librarians and professionals to send a brief email to conference coordinator Scott St. Louis, at Scott.StLouis@stls.frb.org with a brief bio and 1-2 sentences expressing your interest in participating.

Deadline: February 17, 2023

Warm regards,
Adrienne Brennecke
Library and Data Services Coordinator
Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis