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New Librarians Symposium 4.0


May 24, 2019 09:00 - 16:30





Theme: The Act of Doing Librarianship

The New Librarians Symposium (NLS) is an event for anyone who identifies as an early career information professional. Although “librarian” is in the title of the event, this is used as a catch all phrase for librarians, archivists, record and knowledge managers, and everyone in between!

The purpose of NLS is for new professionals to connect with each other, develop networks, explore potential collaborations, and learn. This event will not be a didactic or “how to” event, and will not be focused around securing a job.

Programming for the day will feature discussions led by working professionals from across the information science field as well as structured opportunities to interact with each other.

The theme of this year’s New Librarian Symposium is The Act of Doing Librarianship. What does it look like to “do librarianship” currently and what will it look like in the future? How exactly does one perform librarianship within different contexts (such as public libraries, archives, academic libraries, or special libraries)? What does librarianship look like when one works outside of a library? How do personal politics and perspectives shape and define our work and the ways that we do it? What does it mean to resist, subvert, or adhere to the latent and manifest expectations and conventions of the profession? What does librarianship mean?