AAAS Pacific Division Conference Call For Papers: Library Science and Archives Symposium

  • AAAS, Pacific Division 93rd Annual Conference
    Boise, ID, June 24-27, 2012
    Call For Papers: Library Science and Archives Symposium
    General and Interdisciplinary Section(Conference info:

    Final deadline for submission: April 18, 2012.Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, so early submission is highly encouraged!

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Pacific Division is hosting a Library Science and Archives Symposium under their General and Interdisciplinary Section.

    For this symposium, we are interested in any and all topics related to:

    • Instruction and reference services
    • Open Access publishing and scholarly communications
    • Digitization projects, electronic records programs, and institutional repositories
    • Author’s rights and copyright
    • Innovative technologies or techniques applied to libraries or archives

    We will consider proposals for individual contributed papers, panels organized around a theme, and poster sessions. Oral contributed papers are typically scheduled for 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for speaking and 5 minutes for questions. However, exceptions can be made. Please contact the symposium coordinators for special arrangements.

    Student papers, panels, or poster sessions are welcomed and highly encouraged.

    Format your submission as follows:

    In a Word or .rtf file, please include this information:

  • Line 1: Submitter’s name
  • Line 2: Submitter’s telephone number and e-mail address
  • Line 3: Presenter’s name (if different from above) or “SAME” (if same as above)
  • Line 4: Presenter’s telephone number and e-mail address (if different from above)
  • Line 5: Society, section or program to which you are submitting your presentation for review
  • Line 6: Type of presentation (ORAL or POSTER)
  • Line 7: Is the presenter a student? (STUDENT or NOT A STUDENT)
  • Line 8: Special equipment needs (other than standard computer equipment and PowerPoint)
  • Line 9: Paper Title Italicized and in Title Case, AUTHOR’S NAME(S) IN ALL CAPS AND BOLD (Full address(es), including institution, mailing address, city, state and zip code, and e-mail address(es)). Refer to the example for additional information.
  • Line 10: Text of abstract. Limit: 250 wordsEmail your submission to ALL of the following:

    The Pacific Division office–
    The General and Interdisciplinary Section chair–
    The Library Science and Archives Symposium chairs– ,

    For more information on the call for abstracts for contributed papers or poster sessions, please visit:

    If you have any questions, please contact one or both of the symposium coordinators. Please feel free to forward, cross-post, or link to this call for submissions.We look forward to your proposals!

    Crystal Goldman
    Scholarly Communications Librarian
    King Library
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0028

    Michal Walden
    Idaho State Archives
    Division of the Idaho State Historical Society
    2205 Old Penitentiary Road
    Boise, ID 83712-8250

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