CFP: Conference on Academic Library Management

This call does not specifically mention archives or special collections, but it is an opportunity for managers in those areas to share accomplishments.

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The inaugural Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM), taking place the week of March 15, 2021, invites proposals for virtual presentations that inform and inspire the practice and application of management in academic libraries. This conference is geared towards current middle managers, administrators, coordinators, and those who aspire to take on those roles. We will focus on person-centered management practices that aim toward creating more just and inclusive workplaces.

We invite either 60-minute presentations or 10-minute lightning talks on all topics related to library management, including but not limited to encompassing tips and advice, practical application, research, and learning from failures, in any area, especially:

  • Budget / fiscal planning and expenditures
  • Hiring practices and policies
  • Crisis and emergency management
  • Communication and transparency
  • Advocacy and relationship building
  • Time management and work life balance
  • Anti-racist management practices and policies
  • Supervision, evaluation, and other personnel topics
  • Organizational climate and culture, retention, and growth
  • Career planning, professional development, and mentoring
  • Management without authority and managing up and side-ways
  • Decision-making
  • Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Team building and team cultivation
  • Motivation and empowerment

Proposal and Conference Timeline:

  • Proposals due: December 15, 2020
  • Notification of accepted proposals: Week of January 15, 2021
  • Conference: Week of March 15, 2021

Proposals can be submitted using this Google form.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know at CALMConf@gmail.com.

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