Monday, January 12, 2009

Call for Poster Sessions: SLA Annual Conference, Business and Finance Division

Call for Poster Sessions: SLA Annual Conference, Business and Finance Division

Location: SLA Annual Conference – Washington, 2009
Date/Time: Monday, June 15, 2009 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Business is everywhere. As a result, business information literacy is crucial to success in almost every aspect of daily life in academic, corporate or public library environments. In this call for posters, the Business and Finance Division of SLA is providing an opportunity for business librarians to share ideas on this important topic. We are looking for case studies or practical applications on a wide range of issues including:

• Standards and competencies for business information literacy
• Pedagogic approaches to business information literacy education
• Assessment of learning outcomes
• Integrating business information literacy in the curriculum
• Librarian / faculty collaboration
• New technologies for teaching business information literacy
• Business information literacy in multi-disciplinary contexts
• Professional development for business information literacy
• Promoting business information literacy in the corporate environment

Help your colleagues learn from your work, both successful and unsuccessful. Share the results of your efforts at the upcoming poster session at SLA in Washington, June 2009. This session is sponsored by the Business & Finance Division. Guidelines for materials and layout of poster presentations are available on the SLA Business & Finance Division website at

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 1, 2009. Please submit your name, institution, fax, email address, poster title, and description (250 words or less) by email, fax, or surface mail to Karen MacDonald at the address given below. Any SLA Member is welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. In the event that a greater number of submissions are received than can be accommodated, members of the Business & Finance Division will be given preference. Not a member of the SLA Business & Finance Division? Click here to join:

All applicants will be notified no later than April 1, 2009 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. If you have any questions about this session, contactKaren I. MacDonald, MBA, MLISAssistant Professor / Business Liaison LibrarianPO Box 3967University LibraryGeorgia State University Atlanta, GA 30303 USAPh. (404) 413-2856Fax: (404) 413-2851Email: