Call for Papers

The Coordinating Committee for the 6th Annual Columbia University Reference Services Symposium invites submissions of proposals for papers to be delivered at the symposium at Columbia University, New York City, on March 14, 2008.

The theme for this year's symposium, "Beyond the Desk", will explore not only how technology and other factors have changed reference services but our interactions with colleagues as well.

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 January 15, 2008 and should be submitted by e-mail to: refsymposium@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.

Please include your complete contact information with your submission.  Responses from the committee will be sent by January 30, 2008.

The length of the presentations should be approximately 20 minutes; audio and visual technology needs will be accomodated.  The final papers will be due on March 7, 2008 and represent a commitment on the part of the submitter to present the paper at the symposium at Columbia University on March 14, 2008.