Grow, Evolve, Serve: The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

October 12, 2018

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Call for Proposals

The sixth Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians <> ( will explore how librarians have been entrepreneurial in
their own professional development and how this drives the way we serve our
communities. In the last several years we’ve seen a variety of new
positions emerge to meet new opportunities in academic, public and special
libraries. This year’s theme “Grow, Evolve, Serve” will explore where the
profession has been recently and where it needs to go in order to meet
these challenges. The conference goal is twofold: to inspire
entrepreneurial action among librarians and to create a community among
those who do.

The conference will be held at the Wake Downtown campus
<> of Wake Forest University on October 12,
2018.  It is sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University
<> and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

We seek librarians and information professionals to present about projects
related to the conference theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Evolving roles of librarians and related professions such as social
work, data librarians, digital humanities, and community historians

Growth of outreach and marketing, collaboration, and new types of
partnerships that get us out of our silos.

Expansion of services such as data visualization, data management, and
institutional repositories.

Education for future professionals to respond to these changing needs

Privacy and the library.

Analytics, assessment and evaluation and using these techniques for
decision making and planning.

Presentation Format:

Break-out sessions (45 minutes including Q&A) may be panels or single
presenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250

Please submit
your proposal at

Presenters are encouraged to develop and submit papers based on their
presentations for publication in the open-access proceedings.

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until April 20, 2018.

Presenters will be notified by May 11, 2018.

For more information about keynote speakers and scheduling see the conference
website <> ( or contact:

Mary Scanlon

Kathy Crowe

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