2020 Adult Services Symposium

call for presenters is open

The call for presenters for the 4th Annual Adult Services Symposium is NOW OPEN! The Adult Services Symposium is designed to inspire, show, and share how libraries are successfully bringing adult and intergenerational groups in their communities together to read, learn, discuss, and connect. Learn more about the goals of this event and California Center for the Book before applying. This grant-funded professional development event is part of California Library Association’s Spring Fling programming. Library staff and community partners will be invited to attend. Attendee registration will open in February.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 17, 2020 at 5:00pm, with notifications in early February. Presentation submissions should fit clearly with the theme of GATHER, both as it relates to the community and as it relates to libraries across California gathering together. Our inspirational book is The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker. Estimate 10-15 minutes per presentation with time for Q&A at the end of the session and during an informal breakout session the last hour of the day.

Learn more and apply to present!


Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00AM – 4:00PM (includes lunch and breakout sessions the last hour)
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions? Please email jrobbins@calbook.org

— The California Center for the Book Advisory Council


California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.