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Call for papers: 




The Popular Culture Association annual conference will be held April 15-18, 2020, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  


The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include:


•             Descriptions of research collections or exhibits

•             Studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, archives, or museums

•             Analyses of social networking or web resources

•             Popular Culture in library education/information literacy

•             The future of libraries and librarians

•             Developments in technical services for collecting/ preserving Popular Culture materials


Papers from graduate students are welcome


The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 24, 2019


Proposals may be submitted at http://pcaaca.org



Please direct any questions to either co-chair for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture:


Allen Ellis

Professor of Library Services

W. Frank Steely Library

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101




Casey Hoeve
Associate Professor, Head of Content & Collections

Love Library

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588-4100



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2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

Allen Ellis

Casey Hoeve