Contribution Themes

LIDA 2023 Contributions
We welcome submission of papers, panels, workshops and posters that address critical and theoretical examinations of the theme;  report current research and evidence-based approachesas well as present innovative approaches from the field, and practitioner applications and perspectives.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Changing role of libraries, information agencies, archives and museums in an information immersive environment;
  • Vision for ongoing success and continuous improvement of libraries and information agencies in this age of information ubiquity;
  • Workplace health and wellness; self-care strategies for dealing with stress, anxiety and burn-out;
  • Innovative professional approaches for supporting people in engaging with this ubiquitous  information environment;
  • Meeting demands and challenges of personalization of information needs, sources and services;
  • Design, development and support of information tools for personalized support of interaction with information;
  • Understanding how people engage with diverse information modalities – engaging with information through all the senses – and implications for library and information services;
  • Evidence-based approaches to addressing the challenges of misinformation, fake news, and conspiracy theories;
  • Libraries in an era of virtual/augmented realities, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots;
  • Data collection, curation and analysis; inclusive approaches;
  • Critical librarianship, recognizing and mitigating bias;
  • Social Justice and information equity; human rights;
  • Information in organizational wrongdoing
  • Diversion, inclusion, and equity issues related to ubiquitous information and library environments;
  • Innovative approaches to information and media literacy instruction and interventions in libraries;
  • Information literacy instruction, including critical approaches to social media platforms, and information creation and dissemination via new technologies (e.g., podcasting, blogging, microblogging);
  • The politics of information access, information censorship and neutrality;
  • The power, potential, and pitfalls of the algorithm;
  • Sociotechnical challenges and opportunities;
  • Innovative approaches to community education, outreach and marketing;
  • Internet of things, makerspaces; and provision of diverse and creative information services;
  • Professional education for the Age of information Ubiquity.