Call for Proposals

Towards an Open Future | 2020 Symposium – Paid Opportunity for MLIS Students

The Graduate Center Library is seeking applicants for a paid stipend of $200 to attend Towards an Open Future | 2020 Symposium on Friday, April 24, 2020, from 10am-4pm. This opportunity is intended for students who are currently enrolled in a Masters of Library and Information Science program. Please apply here, and see details below.


In recent years, there has been increasingly widespread, international attention to “open” in its many forms across the scholarly landscape: open access publishing, open educational resources, open data, and more.

Towards an Open Future | 2020 Symposium seeks to put the theoretical framework of “open” in direct conversation with its widespread praxis. We seek to interrogate the terminology and impact of open education, open scholarship, and open pedagogy through a lens that is expansive and inclusive, bringing in considerations of labor, representation, decolonial perspectives, and critical pedagogies.

Presenters will include Audrey Watters, technology journalist; artist Walis Johnson (Red Line Archive); Andrea Liu; Nora Almeida (CityTech); and others, including participants in the 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship.

Apply here! Applications are due by midnight EST on Monday, March 2nd, 2020. 

For questions, please email Elvis Bakaitis, Adjunct Reference Librarian & OER Coordinator: