This year’s theme is Everyone Counts: Civic Engagement Among Vulnerable Communities. Given the controversial upcoming 2020 election and decennial census count, both of which pose important implications for our organizations, the topic of civic engagement necessitates dedicated attention. We ask, “What is the role of information centers in facilitating civic participation?” and encourage all who are involved or interested in LIS to contemplate the ways in which we can champion civic engagement among marginalized groups.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please share an abstract of up to 1,000 words that describes what your paper will focus on. To submit your abstract for consideration, please enter information in each of the sections below and click "Submit." In order to be considered for presentation, abstracts for papers must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019.
We invite abstracts from LIS professionals, students, academics and allies on topics such as (but not limited to):
* ethical frameworks for encouraging civic engagement among hard-to-reach groups* recommendations for addressing technical and training needs for the 2020 census* methods of improving civic knowledge among LIS professionals OR demographic data-collection in the LIS field* critical, ethical or theory-based analyses of approaches to civic engagement in LIS* examinations of linkages between information policy and civic engagement* LIS pedagogy pertaining to civic engagement* first-person narratives that address civic engagement, human rights, and social justice* case studies of programming and services centered around census or election participation
If you have questions or concerns related to submitting your abstract, please contact Dr. Renee Hill or Dr. Ana Ndumu at email@example.com