ELC International Call for Proposals

Entrepreneurship and Libraries (Entrelib) Conference 2022 explores how libraries and librarians support entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses. Entrelib continues to be a gathering place for academic, public, and special librarians, as well as entrepreneurial ecosystem partners, via our free online events. The event will be free and hosted on Zoom, on Tuesday, November 1, 8am-10am Eastern Standard Time and Wednesday, November 2, 8pm-10pm Eastern Standard Time.

The theme for the Entrelib International 2022 is Libraries Supporting Social Entrepreneurship Across the World. This conference will focus on the importance of libraries and entrepreneurs partnering to affect social good globally. We actively seek out and encourage perspectives from areas outside the Global North and from non-Western viewpoints, so come join us and inspire others with your ideas and initiatives that support social entrepreneurship. We encourage submissions that include but are not limited to:

  • Libraries supporting social entrepreneurship that contribute to UN Sustainability Goals (actions to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity, etc.)
  • Libraries supporting globally-focused initiatives and projects 
  • Libraries partnering with and contributing to diverse social entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • Exploring information about international markets within social entrepreneurship
  • Community specific social entrepreneurship: small-scale initiatives that serve the needs of specific geographies but addresses global challenges
  • Critical analysis of social entrepreneurship in libraries

We will be accepting the following 2 formats of presentations: 

  1. Workshops (30 minutes)

This session will include four longform presentations, 30-minutes each.

The Programming committee invites proposals from the community for 30-minute workshops, presentations, panel interviews, and other long form discussions. These workshops should include an interactive component to engage participants. 

The Programming committee will give priority to submissions that are applicable to and engaging for multiple types of information professionals, (public, special, academic,etc.) working across the globe. 

  1. Lightning Talk (7 Minutes)

This session will include five lightning talks, 7-minutes each.

The Programming committee invites proposals from the community for 7-minute lightning talks. The Programming committee will give priority to submissions that are applicable to and engaging for multiple types of information professionals, (public, special, academic,etc.) working across the globe. 

To submit a proposal please fill out the submission form.  To learn more about the conference, please visit https://entrelib.org/

Proposal submission deadline: August 31, 2022.

Preview the proposal submission form. Tip: Download or make a copy to draft responses before submitting.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Programming Committee using a self-designed rubric

If you have any questions, please contact the Entrelib International Programming Committee co-chairs Mariah McGregor ([email protected]) or Céline Gareau-Brennan ([email protected])  

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