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Save the Date: TRLN Annual Meeting, July 31, 2020

The 2020 TRLN Annual Meeting will be held Friday, July 31 at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Please save the date for what is shaping up to be one of the most engaging TRLN Annual Meetings yet.

We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker will be Rhondda Thomas Robinson, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University and creator of the project Call My Name: African Americans in Clemson University History

The Call My Name team works to research and document the stories, acknowledge the contributions, and honor the legacy of six generations of people of African descent at Clemson University. You can hear Dr. Robinson speak about her work in her TED talk “The Power in Calling a Name.” 

More information about the Annual Meeting, including announcement of the lunchtime speaker and information about proposal submissions, is coming soon! Please check the event page, Twitter, or our monthly newsletter for updates.

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Call for Proposals: TRLN Annual Meeting Presentations

TRLN is now inviting proposals for presentations at the TRLN Annual Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, July 11, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

Who may submit a proposal? Anyone who works in a TRLN member library. We welcome submissions from people of any domain, area of expertise, library, level of seniority, or title.

What presentation topics are welcome? Topics could include interesting activities or programs at your library; current projects or those in the planning stages; or things happening on your campus which people on other campuses might find instructive or want to replicate. Presentations could also highlight current TRLN working group or interest group projects or accomplishments.

How long can presentations be? Depending on the length of time you think is best for your topic, you can propose a 5-6 minute lightning talk, a 25-30 minute presentation, or a 45-60 minute presentation.

How do I submit a proposal? Complete and submit this form by Wednesday, May 15.

When will I hear if my proposal has been accepted? All submissions will be reviewed by the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, which includes representatives from all four member institutions. Selection decisions will be announced by Thursday, May 30.

More questions? Contact Events@trln.org.

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Save the Date for the 2019 TRLN Annual Meeting!

Please save the date of Thursday, July 11 for the next TRLN Annual Meeting! After having hosted the 2018 Annual Meeting at the Durham Convention Center, this year we’ll be returning to the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. 

Dr. Louise Bernard

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Louise Bernard, founding Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center. Dr. Bernard was formerly Director of Exhibitions at the New York Public Library. As a Senior Content Developer and Interpretive Planner in the New York office of the museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates, she worked on the design team that developed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, along with other international projects. She previously served as Curator of Prose and Drama for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, and as Assistant Professor of English at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale, and her current research engages with the literary archive, material culture, museology, public history, and interpretive planning and design. She is a scholarly advisor to the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC, and sits on the Board of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association.

A lunchtime program and other details, including registration and the call for proposals, will be announced in the coming months.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Friday Center on July 11!

Questions? Contact Events@trln.org