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Call for Proposals: APLA 2021 Conference

Call for Proposals: APLA 2021 Conference

November 24, 2020

Deadline: 31st December 2020

The APLA 2020 Programming Committee invites proposals to be considered for presentation at the 2021 online annual conference in Wolfville, Nova Scotia (June 8-11): Cross-pollinate. Cultivate. Change. / Brasser des idées. S’épanouir. Changer.

Libraries are always changing.  We are seeking proposals that exhibit change in regard to services, collections, spaces, or policies through the experience of working with others.  We are looking for proposals on the process, outcomes, or cultivation of relationships, collaborations, working groups, or partnerships on any topics relevant to library and information professionals. Special consideration will be given to proposals addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Finally, we invite your own take on the conference themes.

We are seeking the following:

  • APLA Talks (18 mins with additional 10 mins for questions);
  • Oral presentations (45 mins with additional 10 mins for questions);
  • Interactive panel discussions (60 minutes);
  • Lightning talks (5-10 minutes);
  • Proposals that do not fit the above time and structure will be considered by the committee but are dependent on schedule, logistics and other proposals.

Please submit your proposals via email to by December 31st, 2020 at midnight.  Please include “APLA 2020” in the email subject, and please provide/specify the:

  • Title
  • Type: apla talk, presentation, panel, lightning presentation,
  • Name, title, institution of presenter(s)
  • Two-sentence bio of the presenter(s)
  • Abstract (250 words or less)
  • Language of presentation
  • Contact information including email, address, phone number.
  • Presenters will be notified by February 14, 2021. Presenters are responsible for their own registration.

We request that presenters make their presentation available on the conference website.

We would love to hear perspectives from public libraries, health libraries, special libraries, archives, academic libraries, and more!

 APLA 2021 Program Committee:

Mike Beazley, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Angela Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library
Ann Smith, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University

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