Skip to main content

Quick Summary

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 28th EQS Symposium scheduled for May 30, 2024, hosted at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Stay tuned as we unveil further information, such as registration details and the conference agenda. Additionally, the EQS Committee invites proposals for 45-minute conference presentations for this year's symposium.

Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium 2024

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Enhancing Quality Staff (EQS) Symposium! Join us on May 30, 2024, at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs for the 28th EQS Symposium. Keep an eye out for further details, including registration and the conference schedule.

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Enhancing Quality Staff symposium offers a platform for library paraprofessional and support staff to delve into a variety of relevant professional topics, exchange ideas and experiences, enhance skills through continuing education, and focus on personal well-being.

We extend a warm welcome to attendees from all library backgrounds. Typically, EQS attracts around 150-170 individuals, with attendees choosing from over 20 sessions throughout the day. Sessions are approximately 40-45 minutes long, followed by a brief Q&A session. Presenters come from a wide array of institutions.

Please note that this conference will be conducted in-person, and sessions will not be recorded.

Call for Proposals

The EQS Committee is currently inviting proposals for 45-minute conference presentations at this year's symposium. Presentations can be geared towards professional or personal well-being.

When submitting a presentation, please tailor your ideas towards paraprofessional and support staff. Although this symposium is designed for library paraprofessionals and support staff, everyone is welcome to attend.

Please submit session proposals via the Google form by March 29, 2024. You will receive notification once your proposal has been reviewed.

This is a wonderful opportunity to share your research or explore another engaging topic, enriching your CV or resume!

So, what would you like to present?

Any questions can be sent to

Written by

Dana Kocienda
Products Coordinator
Professional Development logo.

Strengthening the knowledge, skills, and efficiency of staff in libraries throughout the Minitex region

Related articles