Call for proposals: Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

Now in its fifteenth year, the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) is a home for communities of library and information workers who support scholarly, cultural heritage, educational materials, open access, open source, and transparency in libraries through digital preservation, repositories, metadata, theses and dissertations, scholarly communications, and research data management. TCDL honors its roots in digital librarianship while also including the work that many other library workers, archivists, and various information professionals do to build, improve, provide outreach, expand, and use digital library resources and ecosystems of scholarship.  

As founder and host of TCDL, Texas Digital Library is committed to dismantling white supremacy within our organization and associated communities, addressing inequities in our staff organization and the broader consortium, and helping transform practice and culture in the larger higher education and cultural heritage communities in which we operate. To that end, we enthusiastically invite and encourage members of minoritized communities to attend, present, and enjoy TCDL regardless of your profession, affiliation, or background. All are welcome! 

With presentation session types that include informal conversations, posters, lightning talks, workshops, presentations, and more, TCDL encourages and welcomes submissions from students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and users. TCDL 2022 will take place live online and we welcome proposals from Texas-based colleagues and beyond. 


Juggling can feel precarious, and understanding tools, approaches, and collaboration skills for digital libraries can be difficult. Yet, somehow, the show must go on. While we, in libraries and archives, do not work for a circus, we might feel like acrobats juggling disparate projects and shifting priorities, serving in multiple roles at work and at home, and learning different digital tools that keep us connected with our users and teams. 

We are proud of our community’s ability to adapt, adopt, support each other and thrive under the big tent. We also think that all of us have earned the right to feel exhausted, contented, annoyed, thrilled, and / or adventurous about our one-handed prowess or (sometimes) dropping all the pins. For many, and in many contexts, juggling is fun and entertaining. For others and in other contexts juggling is hard work and exhausting.

Therefore, the 2022 TCDL Program Committee is delighted to announce that the theme of our 15th annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries will be Digital Juggling. We invite you to consider any and all of the ways that the concept of Digital Juggling applies to your work in libraries and archives.

Come one, come all to the greatest library conference on earth to share your journey in digital libraries! 

Read on for more information or contact if you have any questions. 


Sunday, February 6, 2022

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