Thursday, September 28, 2006

Call for Participation - EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section) Research Forum (ALA Annual 2007)

Call for Participation - EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section) Research Forum (ALA Annual 2007)

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee is holding its first annual Research Poster Session and Discussion Forum during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The forum seeks to provide beginning and established researchers an opportunity to present research in progress, and receive collaborative feedback on their work and recommendations for future publishing.

Attendees to the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in research-related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind review process. A subcommittee of five members will act as reviewers.

Proposal submission instructions

1. Proposals should be two pages.

2. The first page should include:
· Date of submission
· Name of applicant(s)
· Institution(s)
· Applicant address(es)
· Phone number(s)
· Email address(es)
· Title of the proposal

3. The second page should include:
· Title of the proposal
· Statement of the research question
· Research goals and objectives
· Description of the methodology
· Conclusions
· Format
· Double-spaced
· 12 pt. font
· One inch margins

4. Email or mail your submissions by December 15, 2006 to

Melissa Cast
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182

Selection criteria

1. Measure and/or investigate library and information aspects in the fields of communication, psychology, social work and education.

2. Represent an original research project.

3. Clearly identify what stage in the research project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project.

4. Be of current interest to the membership of EBSS.

Note: Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by December 1, 2006 will not be considered.

Melissa Cast
Reference/Education Librarian
University of Nebraska at Omaha Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182-0237
fax 402-554-3215