Call for Proposals

North Dakota-Manitoba Chapter of ACRL

2021 Symposium

May 17-18 - Online

"A New Decade: Challenges and Solutions"

We’re sure that you will all be thinking about one specific challenge in particular. COVID-19 will undoubtably define the first few years of this decade, but we all know there are other concerns as well. From physical collections, to teaching, to new budget models, to transformative license agreements, this new decade offers many new challenges, opportunities, and solutions. The symposium will be held online this year for everyone’s safety. In order minimize fatigue from back-to-back meetings, the events will be spread across two days.



We welcome proposals of 150 words or less in multiple formats:

  • Panels: 50 minutes to 1.5 hours, 3 to 5 panelists

  • Presentations: 25 or 50 minutes

  • Lightning talks: 5 minutes

  • Workshops: 50 minutes

  • Moderated discussions: 50 minutes


If you would like to submit a proposal, please provide:

  • Title

  • Type of proposal (panel, workshop, presentation, lightning talk, moderated discussion)

  • Description / abstract

  • Name/s, contact information, and brief biographical information on presenter/s


Proposals may be submitted to Cody Fullerton, (Data and Social Science Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba Libraries, and 2019-21 Chair, ACRL ND/MB). The deadline for proposals is April 16, 2021, 5:00 pm. Registration for the symposium is free for current ND-MB ACRL members and $10 for non-members; the non-member registration fee will also gain you membership for one year. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

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