How do we plan for the future? How do we remain nimble, as individuals and organizations? How do we prepare the next generation of information professionals for the world they'll inhabit? How can we be practical while remaining free to imagine?
We are dealing with remarkable change which constantly challenges us to envision and implement new ways of working to accommodate unanticipated and uncommon constraints. We now confront a "new normal" that comes with new pressures and new expectations, both at home and in the workplace. As our communities move forward, simultaneously grappling with an ongoing pandemic; embracing diversity, equity, and inclusivity; and trying to return to more familiar ways of being, we dare to envision opportunities for imagining new paths and reimagining old ones.
With these questions in mind, the Program Committee encourages proposals that confront these issues and has identified the following as particularly important topics for discussion. Please note that proposals do not have to fit into these themes to be considered.
Managing the change process
Strategic planning and long-term goal setting
Operationalizing big-picture ideas
Archival labor and management
Sustainability and the effects of climate change
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as core functions of our work
Implementing the lessons learned from COVID in our work environment
Read the full Call for Proposals at https://www2.archivists.org/am2022/program/call-for-program-proposals
Frequently Asked Questions: Submitting a Session Proposal