Friday, November 27, 2009

CFP - Connections 2010

Connections 2010 (May 15-16, 2010) is a conference for Library and Information Science doctoral students and candidates. To celebrate its 15th anniversary Connections is returning to the place of its origin, the University of Western Ontario.

It is a student oriented conference, and as such provides several excellent opportunities. It is one of the best venues for LIS doctoral students and candidates to meet and discuss with their colleagues from not only the Great Lakes region but from across Canada and the United States. Furthermore, because the conference is run and organized by and for us it serves as a forum for research at any stage in the process.

Call for Papers

Connections 2010 will feature twenty-four 20 minute presentations over the course of the conference. Presentations may cover any Information or Library Science related subject including library or information behavior, policy, or systems. Students and candidates interested in presenting are required to submit a 500 word abstract for a double-blind peer review.

Abstract Guidelines

All proposals should be in a Microsoft Word compatible format; in either French or English. Abstracts must include, on a detachable cover letter, the author’s name(s), contact information (mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address), affiliation, and a brief biography including the authors research area. Papers written with students outside of LIS or with MLIS students will be accepted.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Sarah Camm at by Feb. 1, 2010 with the subject line “Connections 2010 Abstract”.

Publication of Proceedings and other conference materials

Subsequent to the conference, the proceedings, papers, abstract, and slides can, on a case by case basis, be published on the open access directory Scholarship@Western portal.

For further information please visit the conference website: