2017 CLAMS Spring Conference

Front of Georgetown Brewery

"Front of Georgetown Brewery" by camknows is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Thursday & Friday, May 18th & 19th

South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus
Building E, Finishing Trades Institute
3rd Floor, Rooms 370A/B
Directions to the Georgetown Campus 
Best entrance to park close to Building E is the entrance on Michigan Ave. You will receive a parking pass for the Georgetown Campus the week of the conference. Stay tuned! 

Draft of Conference Agenda

On Friday, May 19th Ilsa Govan from Cultures Connecting will be joining us to facilitate a workshop on white privilege and anti-racism work in our roles as librarians in higher education.

In preparation for this work we all have some homework to do. The more you have done to understand racism and privilege prior to this workshop, the better prepared you’ll feel. For this reason, it is strongly recommended we all read the articles sent out over the CLAMS listserv and/or spend some time on at least two of the following websites:

Registration for Spring Conference

CLAMS Spring Conference 2017 Call For Proposals

Hotel information
Georgetown Inn
6100 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Room Prices: 
Deluxe Queen $129 (one queen bed)
Deluxe King $139 (one king bed)
Deluxe Double $149 (two queen beds)
Price includes a continental breakfast.
When booking with Georgetown Inn let the front desk know you are with CLAMS, as management would like to know how many of us book with them.

Thursday evening dinner information TBA

Need help paying traveling and lodging expenses for the Conference? CLAMS is offering four $300 stipends to help defray costs of attending our annual conference. You will apply for the stipend through our CLAMS Travel Stipend form.

About the CLAMS Travel Stipend:
To enable more CLAMS members to attend the spring conference, CLAMS will offer up to 4 stipends of $300 each to be used for transportation, hotel costs, registration fee, or food. These stipends are available to members who live more than 50 miles from the conference location. Please complete the following form by April 14, 2017, and be sure to include reasons why you’re requesting a stipend. Applicants will be notified by April 21st.

The CLAMS Spring Conference 2017 will be held at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College on Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th. We are sending out a call for proposals on the theme of “Inside Out: Breaking Out of Our Shells”. We will be accepting proposals until May 5, 2017. You are strongly encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible.

“Inside Out: Breaking Out of Our Shells” is about getting outside of our comfort zones and facing challenges to our role in the academic library. What are some ways we can branch out and diversify the academic library? Who is in your library? Who is not in your library? How can our libraries be sites of liberation? What would restorative librarianship look like? What would transformative librarianship look like? If community and technical colleges are critical social justice interventions into ivory tower academia, what are ways that we bring social justice into the work we do? These are questions we will be grappling with at the CLAMS Spring Conference 2017 and should be present in the spirit of your proposals.