So it turns out this is just the academic year of conferences: ALA over the summer, ILA this past fall, and I recently received word that a paper I co-submitted to a conference in January 2014 has been accepted!
Where to? The BOBCATSSS 2014 conference (an acronym that encompasses all of the various cities that the conference rotates between), in Barcelona! BOBCATSSS, under the auspices of EUCLID (European Association for Library and Information Education and Research), is organized every year by library school students from at least two universities in Europe. The conference theme this year is “Library (r)evolution: Promoting sustainable information practices.”
I’m now busy both figuring out all of the details (transportation, lodging, cell phone, etc.) and finishing up the paper I’ll be presenting with my advisor. I’m presenting some preliminary findings on LIS marketing education in US, Canadian, Australian, and European library schools. This will be an entirely new experience for me, as I’ve never been to a conference abroad, I’ve never been to Europe, and I’ve never presented on my CAS material. More updates to come later, of course, but I just wanted to share the good news!