Call for Papers

The Coordinating Committee for the 5th Columbia University Reference Symposium invites submissions of proposals for papers to be delivered at the symposium at Columbia University, New York City, on March 9, 2007.

The theme for this year's symposium, "Changing Points of Reference and Shifts in Higher Education," will explore the role that reference librarians can play in supporting and facilitating new trends and practices in higher education

Abstracts should focus clearly on the theme of the symposium, and should convey in 300-500 words the scope, conclusions and relevance of the paper.

Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2006 and should be submitted by e-mail to

Please include your complete contact information with your submission. Responses from the committee will be sent by January 8, 2007.

The length of the presentations should be approximately 20 minutes and will be recorded and published on the Columbia Symposium web site. Audio and visual technology needs will be accommodated.

The final papers will be due on February 15, 2007 and represent a commitment on the part of the submitter to present the paper at Columbia University on March 9, 2007.