Call for Proposals: Distance Library Services Conference 2020, Dec 20

Call for Proposals: Distance Library Services Conference 2020

July 7 through July 9, 2020
Penn Stater Conference Center, State College PA

Deadline: Proposals due by December 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM

If you’re interested in providing library services at a distance and in the online environment, please consider attending this conference. There is a new conference award specifically targeted towards students studying or working in distance librarianship. The Distance Library Services Conference 2020 site is now live and the Call for Proposals is OPEN. If you wish to submit a proposal, please create a new account in order to access the CFP submission section.

Activities include workshops and small group collaborative sessions, keynote speaker, networking opportunities, poster session, and paper presentation lunches. The schedule is still under development so please monitor the conference website.

The 2020 conference has added a new focus – student poster presentations – and all MLIS/MLS students studying or working in distance librarianship are invited to submit a proposal. Conference organizers have also created a new conference award – the Student Poster Award – which will be a travel stipend presented to the winner at the 2020 conference. All interested students are encouraged to submit a proposal and attend!

Several orders of business and changes for the upcoming conference:
  • Proposals will be accepted for posters, presentations, and workshop/unconference sessions
  • DLS 2020 will have vendors present and is actively seeking sponsorships from entities who cannot be present at the conference
  • Conference & Hotel Registration are both open – book your rooms ASAP
  • Call for Proposals closes on December 20 at 11:59 PM

If you have any questions about the conference, proposal submissions, travel, etc. please do not hesitate to reach out to Torrie Raish and Kat Phillips (, at any time.

For more information, including location, conference logistics, and hotel group rate code, please visit the conference website.

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