Unpacking the "Library" Conference Planning Underway

Unpacking the "Library" Conference Planning Underway

BSides and LISSO have teamed up to host a conference showcasing SLIS student and alumni work this March. The theme is Unpacking the “Library”: Exploring Works in Progress Across the LIS Field and submissions from any discipline related to library and information science are welcome.

The exact conference schedule is still in the works but the March 25th event will include professional panels, student presentations and a poster session, which could be especially helpful to those looking to do their final poster presentations this spring. Papers, posters, PowerPoints and other formats will be accepted.

At a recent planning session, BSides editors and LISSO officers said they hoped this conference would help students to gain confidence presenting their work in a professional context, improve student resumes and enhance the discussion about what it means to be an LIS professional.

A 250-500 word abstract describing your research is due by February 1. Submit works to bsides@uiowa.edu . Questions regarding the conference should also be directed there.

Rough draft abstracts and research ideas are welcome. Those students not presenting are more than welcome to attend on Friday, March 25 at the Iowa City Public Library.

For more information: