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About the Research Forum
Since 2002, Concordia's Library Research Forum has provided librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals with an opportunity to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.
Proposals are now being accepted for Concordia University Library’s 18th Annual Research Forum. This year's Research Forum will be held on Friday, April 17th, 2020, at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre in Montreal.
The Research Forum provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.
This year’s keynote speaker is Raegan Swanson, Executive Director of The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Swanson holds a BA from Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface and a Masters of Information from the University of Toronto iSchool. Prior to her work at The ArQuives, Swanson worked as an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute and as the Archival Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick. Swanson is a PhD candidate with the University of Dundee (Scotland) whose research focuses on the role of community archives in Aboriginal and Inuit communities. She is a member of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives Taskforce to respond to the “Calls to Action” Report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Call for proposals
Proposals are invited for presentations or posters on research or a case study in any area of Library and Information Science including but not limited to accessibility; assessment and impact; digital library technologies; digital preservation; literacy instruction; library space and design; publishing and scholarly communication; and library history.
Presentations and posters may be in English or French.
- At least one of the presenters of the poster or presentation should be the primary researcher involved with the original project.
- Presentations should be 20 minutes, followed by a question period.
- Posters may also be submitted. These will be on view for the entire day. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to describe their posters during the day.
- Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 11 a.m.
- The Committee will send out notification of results by Friday, February 14, 2020.
Chair, Librarians' Research Forum Committee