Registration & Location

Sunset over the UA Mall and Old Main.


Register here to receive the Zoom link and password for all conference sessions.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

This scholarship provides an opportunity for anyone in the field of library and information science to participate in the symposium to learn more about current issues and developments in critical pedagogy. The scholarship is sponsored by the University of Arizona School of Information.

Interested librarians and graduate students currently enrolled in MLIS programs were strongly encouraged to apply. Preference was be given to applicants who have been members of the profession for fewer than five years, and who come from historically marginalized communities and groups.

Two scholarships were awarded. Each included a $500 stipend to attend CLAPS 2020, March 12-13, 2020, in Tucson, AZ. Scholarship finalists were announced on October 21. 

Perlita Payne

Perlita Payne

Perlita Payne is a Librarian II at Berkeley Public Library (Berkeley, CA) where she creates programs for all ages that are rooted in social justice. She is committed to intentionally highlighting #OwnVoices and #WeNeedDiverseBooks works in the collection and creating collaborations with organizations centering marginalized groups. In her spare time, Perlita admires cute cats, reads graphic novels, and puts (too many) books on hold.  

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams began her career in 1996, working for the City of Madison’s Public Library Department, where she’s held numerous positions. Becoming a Library Assistant allowed her to creatively cultivate programs like Tech Tuesday, which bridges the digital divide by teaching seniors how to navigate technology confidently and by helping low-income families obtain affordable internet service for their home use. She is the supervisor of the newly hired P.A.S.S. AmeriCorps member. Collaboratively, they work to create programs and activities for teens in the South Madison community. Most notably, in November 2019, they took a group of teens to hear the Innocence Project’s exonerated public speaker, Yusef Salaam, a proponent of social justice. Kimberly graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Administration. She’s currently working towards her Masters in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s graduate program.


The symposium will be held at the University of Arizona Libraries. Campus map.

Getting around

The SunLink Streetcar connects the University of Arizona main campus with downtown Tucson’s restaurants, shops, and nightlife.  A one-way fare is $1.50, and a 1-day pass is $4.

Landscapes of the UA Campus and Tucson.


CLAPS 2020 will take place in beautiful and sunny Tucson, Arizona. Spring is mild, but often unpredictable. Come prepared for anything. 

  • Stay hydrated
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Bring a hat for the daytime
  • Wear layers, the desert is cold at night!
Bed in a room at The Downtown Clifton Hotel

Where to stay

March is peak season for Arizona tourism, we strongly encourage booking transportation & lodging early.

The Tucson Festival of Books is happening on March 14-15, 2020 on the University of Arizona Campus. You may want to attend both events! Another reason to book your hotel early!