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The deadline is fast approaching to submit a proposal to present at the 2021 Minitex Technical Services Symposium. Whether it is a "work-in-progress" or fully implemented project, please consider submitting your idea by October 1st.

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Propose a session for the 2021 Minitex Technical Services Symposium!

The 2021 theme is Good Trouble: Activism and Ethics in Technical Services and the conference will be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. 

Share your experiences and best practices supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in Technical Services! Have you found ordinary or extraordinary ways of reflecting and championing your diverse community and colleagues in your work? How do you bring an anti-bias approach to your work? We welcome proposals on complete projects as well as works in progress and emerging ideas.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Reparations in Technical Services
  • Accessibility considerations
  • Anti-racist cataloging
  • Inclusion and retention of diverse perspectives
  • Knowledge equity
  • Or more!

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, October 1st. Session length is 45 minutes and the format could include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, or other formats.  

Submit your proposal 

Proposals will be reviewed by the Minitex Technical Services Symposium Committee. Please feel free to contact us at tss-plan-comm@umn.edu with any questions. 
 
- Lizzy Baus, Sara Ring, kalan Knudson Davis, Sarah Ethier, Keri Ostby
2021 Minitex Technical Services Symposium Committee

Written by

Sara Ring
Continuing Education Librarian
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