#LSLS21: Call For Proposals

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite breakout session proposals for our ninth conference, which will be held virtually on June 11, 2021. There will be no registration cost for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme, Mapping Our Identity, invites attendees to explore the varied identities of libraries and library workers and how those identities shift in response to external events, personal development, changes in communities, and more. At LSLS21 we will ask, and hopefully start to answer, the questions of “Who are we?,” “Who do we want to become?,” and “How are we getting there?”

More information: https://lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium.com/symposia/lsls21-mapping-our-identity/

Register Now for the 2021 Mid-Winter Unsymposium

Our ninth annual Lake Superior Libraries Unsymposium is going virtual this year! Register now for Friday, January 8, 2021 from 1-4 pm and join us for an afternoon of conversation, collaboration, and connection–from wherever you are!

When: Friday, January 8, 2021, 1-4 pm
Where: Unhangout (more information will be provided to registrants)
Registration: Now Open!
Cost: Only your time!
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Seeking New Members for the LSLS Steering Committee

Have you ever wondered what it takes to organize a library conference? Are you interested in joining a new regional library committee? Do you want to work with a fun group of library people? Well good news! The Lake Superior Library Symposium Steering Committee is seeking new members!

The LSLS Steering Committee plans, organizes, and executes both the LSLS Summer Symposium and the Mid-Winter Unsymposium, as well as library social events throughout the year. Most of our monthly meetings are online, so committee members do not need to be located in the Twin Ports. Committee members have included librarians, library assistants, library students, and other library-affiliated professionals. 

We are currently seeking new committee members to start in the Fall of 2020. Please send questions and statements of interest to saue@d.umn.edu by October 1st. We are happy to provide more information about committee responsibilities and time commitment upon request.

More information about the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium can be found on our website: https://lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium.com/. Meet the current LSLS Steering Committee here: https://lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium.com/about/steering-committee/.

#LSLS19 Call For Proposals

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium invite breakout session proposals for our eighth annual conference to be held on June 7, 2019, at Lake Superior College.

This year’s theme, Sea Changes in Libraries, invites attendees to share stories of change, transformation, revolution, growth, and innovation. At LSLS19, we will learn from each others’ stories of big and small changes, reflect on the changes in our profession, and leave with tools to “sea changes” in our libraries.

Read the full call for proposals at: https://lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium.com/symposia/lsls19-sea-changes-in-libraries/call-for-proposals/.

Breakout session presenters should submit proposals at http://z.umn.edu/proposals. All proposals should be submitted by March 15th. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in early April.

Register Now: 2019 MidWinter Unsymposium!

Register Now!

When: January 11, 2019
Where: Superior Public Library
Cost: Only your time!
Registration: Now Open!

Join us for the 7th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Mid-Winter Unsymposium, where you determine the conversation.

Sometimes you need a break from the average conference: you need an UNCONFERENCE! At the LSLS Unsymposium, you determine the conversation. Participants brainstorm a host of topics, which are then selected in a bottom-up, democratic manner. Rather than listening to a single speaker, you get to ask questions, interact, and offer your own expertise on a topic chosen by the whole group. So…everyone wants to talk about passive programming? Done. You’re the only one who wants to talk about library cats? Too bad! Together, we’ll discover our common challenges and develop solutions collaboratively.

You’ll come away from the Unsymposium invigorated by lively discussions and ready to take that excitement back to your library.