#LSLS22 Keynote speaker: Nisha Mody

Our tenth annual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, June 10, 2022. This year’s theme is “Thrive,” and our keynote speaker will be Nisha Mody.

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Nisha Mody is a Feminist Healing Coach, Writer, and Librarian. Most recently, she was Associate Director of the Pacific Southwest Region for NNLM, previous a Health & Life Sciences Librarian at UCLA. Before that, Nisha worked as a speech therapist and consultant. Throughout her work, Nisha has consistently valued connection, compassion, curiosity, humility, vulnerability, unlearning, and liberation, all of which led her to becoming a healing coach with a trauma-informed lens. Nisha coaches people individually and in groups, and you can find out more about her at www.nishaland.com and on Instagram @healinghypegirl.

Call For Proposals #LSLS22

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite breakout session proposals for our tenth conference, which will be held virtually on Friday, June 10, 2022. The registration cost for this year’s conference is $20.

This year’s theme is Thrive. This theme was developed based on feedback from past LSLS attendees about topics they want to learn about combined with current library and world challenges. We’re interested in a conference focused on what library workers and libraries need and what we can do to Thrive. 

Breakout session proposals should be submitted by March 18, 2022. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.

#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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QUESTIONS? Contact us!

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/.