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2019 AASL Conference: Call for Proposals

01 Aug 2018 1:47 PM | Cathryn Copper (Administrator)

2019 AASL Conference: Call for Proposals
41st AASL Annual Meeting
Black Box: Articulating the Architecture Information Professional’s Core in a Post-Digital Era

The AASL Programming Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2019 AASL Annual Conference, which will be held in Pittsburgh, March 28-31, 2019. This year AASL borrows its theme from ACSA to ask the question: What are the challenges that information professionals specializing in Architecture and its related fields face in a post-digital era. Many of the challenges are easily identifiable - shrinking footprints, reorganizations, preservation, the digital divide, data management, digital scholarship, digital literacy, hybrid collections, re-skilling, increased responsibilities, general uncertainty - and are not limited to architecture information professionals alone. The theme challenges us to shift our thinking, to open up conversations about these topics, and to explore solutions. We have the chance to re-imagine these challenges as opportunities, creating a new core for information professionals in architecture that will help us to communicate our value to and  to increase our visibility among peers, administration, and our teaching faculty.

Conference programming will include ignite-style talks, conference papers, and posters.  

Ignite-style talks are 5 minute presentations. Each presentation consists of 20 slides that advance automatically. We encourage those with project ideas or projects in process to submit a proposal for an ignite talk.

Conference papers provide presenters the opportunity to engage the audience on a deeper level and provide greater detail with 15-20 minute presentations.

The poster session will return again this year, and we would especially like to encourage early career members (5 years or less experience) and graduate students to apply for the poster session, though all are welcome to do so. Posters should be formatted to 20”-30”, portrait orientation.

The submission deadline is September 28, 2018. Please consider writing a proposal that addresses the challenges listed in the theme or any others that are relevant to our work. Many of these topics were specifically identified in the 2018 conference feedback as important to our members.

Please note that proposal abstracts will be used in the conference program. Please use this Google Form to submit your proposals:

If you have any questions regarding submissions for our sessions, please contact the 2019 Programming Committee at


The 2019 AASL Conference Programming Committee
Jessica Aberle
Beth Dodd
Ardys Kozbial
Laura Marion

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