Call for Proposals

Still seeking proposals for 5-minute lightning talks until Friday, January 21, 2022 at 5pm. To submit a lightning talk proposal, follow this link and create an account:

Online Northwest is pleased to announce we will be hosting a virtual conference on March 25, 2022. We invite proposals for 30-minute and 60-minute sessions or panels, as well as 5-minute lightning talks, on the theme: Open Librarianship. We’re taking an expansive view of what Open Librarianship means and how it intersects with library technologies. 


Online Northwest 2022: Open Librarianship
Deadline: December 17th, 2021 at 5pm
Conference date & location: March 25, 2022 — Virtual 
Registration opens: January 2022


This year the conference will be held virtually. All presentations and workshops will be held online. 

Online Northwest seeks proposals for 30-minute and 60-minute presentations and panels, as well as 5-minute lightning talks. Sessions should address technical, social, and policy issues associated with information technology, information management, and librarianship. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

The theme of this year’s conference is Open Librarianship. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Open Access
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Open Educational Costs
  • Open Science/Open and Reproducible Research
  • Open Data
  • FAIR Data Principles
  • Open Public Librarianship

Proposals will be accepted until 5pm on December 17, 2021.

To submit a proposal, follow this link and create an account:

For more information about Online Northwest, please see our website:

If you have any questions, please contact the conference co-chairs:
Diana J. Castillo –
Michelle Desilets –