Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

2019 Joint Meeting Call for Proposals

Posted on October 16, 2018 by David Bickford | No Comments

The Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California/Arizona are accepting proposals for our 2019 Joint Meeting, to be held June 12-14, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Our meeting theme is “Critical health sciences librarianship: examining our role in social justice”.

All papers, posters, lightning talks and special content sessions should reflect the conference theme of critical librarianship. Critical librarianship, rooted in critical theory, is about applying principles of social justice to our work in libraries.

We challenge everyone to get creative! Critical librarianship isn’t a separate facet of librarianship; it involves ideas and principles we can all take on in our work each day.

You can incorporate the theme into your submission by….

 1. Presenting on a topic related to critical librarianship

(i.e. a project that focuses on providing library services to vulnerable populations; plus more examples here)

 2. Using a critical librarianship lens to present your work and share ideas

(i.e. discussing how to shape health sciences collections in an antiracist way; additional examples here)

 3. Using critical teaching methods in the presentation of your work

(i.e. incorporating time for discussion into your presentation or other examples here)

Submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions are being accepted here: until March 4. Students and new library workers are welcome and encouraged to submit!  For more information about these presentation formats, please see the call for proposals website,


For questions regarding Papers, Lightning talks, and Special content sessions:

Please email Rebecca Bayrer:

 Rebecca Bayrer                                               


 For questions regarding POSTERS:

Please email to Hella Bluhm-Stieber or Carmen Huddleston:

Hella Bluhm-Stieber

 Carmen Huddleston




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