Bridging the Spectrum Symposium logo

January 30, 2009
Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Information Commons, Marist Hall.
School of Library and Information Science
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC


“Bridging the Spectrum:  A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science” offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services. Presentations on innovative practices, projects, and research activities will be delivered. Presentations originate from a variety of library, archive, or information services activity, and encompass many different aspects of Library and Information Professional work. The program will host a diverse set of presentations and foster unexpected connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

Format of Presentations

The Symposium will include primarily two types of sessions: briefings, and posters.

Briefings will be 15-minute descriptions of an innovative practice, project, or research activity. There will be morning and afternoon briefing sessions.

Posters will be exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a poster session during which  presenters will discuss their work with attendees.

Presentations will be made by practitioners, students, and researchers. See the agenda.

Questions may be directed to the Committee at 

Program Committee

Dr. Kimberly Kelley, Chair
Dr. Bill Kules
Mr. David Shumaker
Mr. Tim Steelman