Thursday, July 12, 2007

CFP: Michigan Library Association Poster or Showcase Sessions

CFP: Michigan Library Association Poster or Showcase Sessions

Michigan Library Association Annual Conference
Lansing Center
November 6 – 9 2007
Deadline: August 15, 2007

Conference URL:

All types of libraries and all librarians, staff members and Library Science students are invited to participate

Do you have something interesting to show your colleagues? Or perhaps you solved a unique or sticky problem? If so then a poster session or showcase is for you. The Academic and Research Library Division will sponsor poster sessions at the annual conference in Lansing. Below are the
guidelines for the poster session.

• Poster sessions can introduce unique collections or services, discuss a problem and the research, action, or methodology used to solve that problem, or outline findings of research or study
• Displays should be visually appealing (charts, photographs, diagrams, graphics, illustrations, etc.) and should clearly state the purpose of the display. Displays should also be large enough to be seen from several feet distant
• Presenters should also bring handouts or other supplementary materials (no duplication services will be provided) and a sign up sheet to record names and addresses of attendees who would like further information. An ample supply of business cards are also encouraged
• A tack board panel measuring 4 x 6 feet mounted on a freestanding easel or tabletop will be provided. No electricity is provided and laptops are discouraged
• There will also be table space for participants to place handouts or other supplementary material
• One author must be present at all times to answer questions from conference attendees
• Displays must be set up 15 minutes prior to the assigned time and taken down within 15 minutes after the session. Once assigned, your time will not change

Send a 250-word abstract of your session with your name, institution contact information and any other colleagues by August 15 to:

David Scott ( If chosen, you will be notified by
August 30, 2007.
David A. Scott
Access Services Librarian
Ferris Library for Information Technology & Education
Office: FLITE 140-D
1010 Campus Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2279
ph: (231) 591-3540 fax: (231) 591-2662