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Library as Place 2018 - Call for Proposals

Decolonizing Library Spaces

Due Date: March 9, 2018

The theme of the 2018 Institute is “A Space for Everyone! Decolonizing Library Places in the Spirit of Reconciliation”. What does it mean to decolonize library spaces and places? Join experts and colleagues to consider how we create, view and use library spaces, while making them more relevant and accessible for all. Learn more about culturally appropriate space planning and design strategies to create more responsive spaces.
Session Guidelines
Multiple perspectives are encouraged in presentations. Presentations by architects must be made with a library client or service provider and may include other professionals, e.g. interior designer. Each session can accommodate a maximum of three presenters. The session topics should explore the different meanings, applications, and implications of this theme within the broader context of the decolonization. 
Sessions are 75 minutes long.
Offer to Presenters
OLA is a professional organization whose members and other interested stakeholders contribute their expertise and efforts as part of their commitment to their profession. All accepted presenters must register for the conference on the day of their presentation. 
If you choose to present, we offer you:
  • A complimentary registration for the Annual Institute (valued at $300). This includes all workshops, refreshment breaks and meals during the conference
  • An honorarium of $100 to assist in offsetting presentation costs

OLA regret that they cannot include travel and accommodation costs.