Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students Conference


Call for Proposals (proposal deadline: November 29, 2021)

Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students
March 16-17, 2022 Virtual Conference

As universities continue to add and diversify their graduate programs, academic libraries have become increasingly responsive to the distinct need for specialized services, instruction programs, and spaces for graduate students. Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students, the only conference dedicated specifically to graduate librarianship, provides the opportunity to share innovative approaches, best practices, research, and empirical initiatives by and for academic librarians serving graduate students and graduate faculty. This two-day, virtual conference will feature individual and small group presentations and poster sessions focused on student services, applied research, and professional development.

Who should attend?

  • Librarians providing support to graduate students, faculty, and programs
  • Library administrators responsible for planning and assessing library impact on graduate programs
  • Library school students preparing for careers in academic libraries
  • Graduate school administrators and faculty interested in fostering collaboration with libraries in graduate education


Presentations on all aspects of supporting graduate programs in libraries and professional development for graduate librarians are welcome. In addition to fundamental issues such as research workshops; systematic and literature reviews; copyright; scholarships; and OER, suggestions for additional topics include collaborations with graduate students and faculty; ethics and academic integrity; students as researchers and instructors; scholarly communication; online instruction; non-traditional, international, and under-served students; data services; professional development topics such as tenure and promotion; publishing; research teams and the research life cycle. For Day Two, priority will be given to presentations which address the professional development of graduate librarians, with topics such as continuing education; tenure and promotion; publishing; and the research life cycle.

Session types:

  • 25-minute individual or 50-minute group presentations (limit of three presenters)
  • poster sessions

We welcome your ideas and look forward to continuing the dialogue and relationships built in previous conferences. Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students is coming…what do you want to say?

Submit proposals by November 29, 2021 at 


Wendy Doucette, PhD, MSLIS
Graduate Research and Instruction Librarian
Program Chair, Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

Please note that registration for this conference will open in February. Updates concerning registration will be made in all of the same locations as this announcement.

Browse the contents of Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students Conference:

March 16th and 17th, 2020
Full presentation documents can be found here.
March 22nd and 23rd, 2018
Full presentation documents can be found here.
April 1st, 2016
Full presentation documents can be found here.