University of Wisconsin–Madison

Back in Circulation Again Conference

Oct 19-20, 2020   |   Virtual Conference

Registration is now open

Every other year, the Information School at UW-Madison hosts the Back in Circulation Again conference. This particular year has presented unique challenges and we are happy to offer Back in Circulation as a fully online conference.

We remain committed to the tradition of providing circulation and access services staff and managers with a place to learn, share, and connect. 

Conference Sessions (Schedule TBD)

More details are coming soon. Questions? Contact Anna Palmer,

Conference Details

Dates: Oct 19-20, 2020

Format: online

Conference Fee: $250* (reduced from $350)

Register online

*Includes: extended access to session recordings, small-group networking discussions, opportunities to discuss how the pandemic has affected your work, 50% off an online professional development course

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Conference Sessions (Schedule TBD)

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Questions? Contact Anna Palmer,

Kristin Pekoll

The Information School is thrilled to host Kristin Pekoll as the keynote speaker for Back in Circulation!

Keynote Speaker: Kristin Pekoll
Assistant Director, ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom

Censorship Beyond Books
Just as books can be censored, displays, programs and databases come under fire. Libraries provide resources and services that are essential to ensure equitable access to information for all, including underserved populations. But while libraries are often well-versed in protecting the right to read, many lack policies and experience in addressing censorship and complaints of resources and services on the front line. This presentation will highlight specific case studies and offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom beyond book challenges.

Join our community

Back in Circulation Again is more than just a conference, it’s a community of energetic practitioners seeking to serve their communities in the best way possible. From the big picture to everyday procedures, you’ll attend sessions that refresh your perspective and lead to meaningful improvements. As we adapt to these changing times, you’ll meet people who reinforce ‘we’re all in this together.’

What past attendees have said about Back in Circulation

I thought the conference was great! All of the sessions I attended had practical information I could use and take back with me.

Keep doing what you’re doing! This conference is consistently outstanding.

This is one of my favorite conferences. I really enjoy talking to people from all over the country.