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Science and Technology Section (STS): Professional Development Committee: Other Science Conferences

Activities and information about the ACRL Science and Technology Section Professional Development Committee

STEM Librarians Collaborative

STEM Librarians Collaborative 2022 Conference
Call for Proposals

STEM Librarians Collaborative: 2022 Meeting
20-22 July 2022
Submission Deadline: 25 February 2022

Join us at the STEM Librarians Collaborative! We are currently accepting proposals for those interested in presenting at this virtual conference. The STEM Librarians Collaborative will offer a variety of session formats; all proposed sessions should be on topics related to STEM librarianship. We welcome submissions by those who work in or support these fields, including librarians, informationists, vendors, and publishers. Product pitches will not be considered for sessions at the STEM Librarians Collaborative.

Session formats:

  • Lightning talks (~5 minutes)
  • Short Presentations (~15 minutes)
  • Storytelling the Profession (~7-10 minutes) - Firsthand accounts of your experience as a STEM library professional, told without slides
  • I Have a Problem (10-15 minutes) - Come with a question, problem, or scenario related to STEM librarianship (not personnel problems) and ask attendees for their advice and experiential takeaways to solve it (see topic list for potential ideas)
  • Interactive Learning Sessions (~15-30 minutes)


STEM Librarians Collaborative: 2021 Meeting!

This is an Online Conference via Zoom and is free!

This conference offers an opportunity to learn from other science librarians about their projects and initiatives. It will include a variety of session formats including presentations, interactive sessions and lightning talks. Come hear from your peers about what interesting and effective work they are doing!

The schedule for the STEM Librarians Collaborative 2021 Meeting is available here.

STEM Librarian Professional Development Conference

Announcing a new STEM librarian professional development conference!
Save the date: July 22 & 23, 2021
11:00 am to 3:00 pm ET both days

Why is there a need for a new conference, you ask?

  • Science librarianship is changing. We need opportunities for professional development and networking that change with us. Help us create these for each other.
  • We want to address the many aspects of STEM librarianship, and will focus on STEM subjects from a librarianship perspective
  • Our STEM librarian conference focus will allow us to connect with a dedicated community of peers, combining professional development opportunities with collegiality and the energy of an unconference.
  • Did we mention that it’s free?

Ways you can get involved:

  • Help us name the conference! We are holding a naming contest- you could win bragging rights and a $25 gift card to Email your proposed name to The winner will be announced at the conference. 
  • Volunteer to help us plan! Send an email to for more information. 
  • Propose a session- look for a CFP in March

The (as of yet unnamed) STEM librarians conference planning committee are:
Kayleigh Bohemier, Yale University
Sharice Collins, IOP Publishing
Leslie Eager, Duke University Press
Samuel Hansen, University of Michigan
Jenny Hart, University of Chicago
Nastasha Johnson, Purdue University
Laura Palumbo, Rutgers University
Donna Thompson, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard
Alyssa Young, James Madison University

STEM Librarians South 2021

Submit a Proposal
STEM Librarians South is accepting proposals from interested presenters for our 2021 conference. Applications will be accepted March 15 - June 7, 2021.