Saturday, August 19, 2006

CFP: Special Libraries Association 2007 Conference (Denver)

CFP: Special Libraries Association 2007 Conference (Denver)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Dates: June 3-6, 2007

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SLA Denver 2007: Climbing to New Heights

SLA is accepting papers for presentation at its Annual Conference 3-6 June 2007, in Denver and for publication on its Web site.

The papers will not be formally peer reviewed. Instead, a panel of SLA members will evaluate abstracts of the papers. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to write the paper.

Topics of the papers should be related to library science, information management, research or other issues related to the work of special libraries. Abstracts will be judged on substance, potential member interest, and relevance to the conference theme (Climbing to New Heights) or to the SLA tag line (Connecting People and Information).

Authors need not be in academia, but the author (or at least one co-author) must be a member of SLA.

Submission Guidelines and Specifications

Click here for full guidelines, including formatting instructions.


8 December 2006 - Abstract due. Submit an abstract of your paper via e-mail to Martha McPhail at Abstracts should be approximately 250-300 words in length, roughly one page in 12-point text with normal margins. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 16 January 2007.

1 May 2007 - Paper due. Submission deadline for the complete paper and copyright assignment to SLA. The paper should be in MS Word format and sent as an e-mail attachment to The subject line of the e-mail should be "Contributed Papers" and the primary author's name. The copyright assignment form is available online at Please print, complete and mail the copyright assignment to Contributed Papers, SLA, 331 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

3-6 June 2007 - Conference presentation. Presentation of papers will occur during the SLA Conference in Denver.

Minimum Requirements for Acceptance
In addition to the quality and relevance of the proposed paper, it must meet these requirements:

-The abstract has been received by the deadline.
-The author (or co-author) is a member of SLA. Not a member? You can join online at
-The author (or a co-author) commits to present the paper at the annual conference.
-The paper has not been published in or submitted to any other publication or conference planning group.
-The author (and any co-authors) also must be willing to sign a copyright assignment that will permit SLA to use the paper in various formats. Accepted papers will be posted on the SLA Web site shortly before the 2007 conference begins.
-For examples of papers from SLA's 2006 Annual Conference in Baltimore, click here.