Peer-generated ideas for training and networking are often the best ideas. Case in point: Seguimos Creando Enlaces (Creating Connections), which since 2012 has fostered community connections and cultural diversity in public, academic, and special libraries from the U.S. and Mexico. The 10th annual Creando conference will take place virtually on Thursday, May 19, 2022. As always, sessions are proudly presented in both English and Spanish and include live translation.
This year’s conference theme, reCreando Enlaces/reCreating Connections, focuses on creative interventions and sparking creativity through library programs in a post-pandemic world. The conference planning committee seeks presentations that demonstrate how public, academic, and special libraries on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are reconnecting with their communities and rebuilding their services to best support new user and staff needs in the wake of the pandemic. If you are doing work that is responding to our new reality, please consider submitting a short proposal by Saturday, March 26th, 2022. We are especially interested in highlighting innovative projects that include communities of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Spanish speakers/ESL resources, digital equity, or binational collaborations.
Format Options (30 minutes):
- Panel Presentation— Group of 2-3 library or community leaders answer questions from a moderator and share best practices related to the conference theme. Panelists will identify a moderator for their presentation.
- Library & Community Partner Presentation— Group of 2-3 presenters share examples of projects co-created with library partners.
- Individual Presentation
This year’s theme is a timely and vital one. We look forward to hearing from you!