University of Wisconsin–Madison

Back in Circulation Again Conference

Oct 19-20, 2020   |   Madison, WI

CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS CLOSED! The conference program will be posted in March 2020.

Do you have an innovative approach to circulation services you’d like to share? The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Information School will host their popular Back in Circulation Again conference Oct 19-20, 2020 and will accept proposals until Jan 31, 2020. Topics may include, but are not limited to: e-reserves, stacks management, staff management, staff training, staff motivation, keeping up with technology, customer service, diversity issues, and innovation. See last year’s schedule (Back in Circulation Program 2018) for inspiration. Circulation managers and staff from public and academic libraries all over the United States and Canada (and beyond!) attend.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Statement

UW-Madison iSchool encourages presenters representing a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. We aim for conference presenters to be as diverse as the communities we serve. Submissions are welcome from anyone who is interested in presenting, including students, new professionals, first-time presenters, and representatives of allied professions.   

Submit a your proposed session to Anna Palmer,, by Jan 31, 2020.

Please follow the format below:

  1. Session title
  2. 150-word description
  3. 1-2 sentences about how your proposal aligns with the diversity, inclusion, and equity statement above
  4. Name, job title, institution

All selected speakers will receive a complimentary conference registration and a 50% discount for one staff member they wish to join them at the conference.

Questions? Contact Anna Palmer,, or 608-263-4452

Kristin PekollKeynote 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.

Conference Details

Oct 19-20, 2020

The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706

Conference Fee: TBD

Back in Circulation Program 2018

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