Monday, December 05, 2011

Call for Poster Proposals: ACRL Science and Technology Section (ACRL-STS), ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim California, 2012

Call for Poster Proposals: ACRL Science and Technology Section (ACRL-STS), ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim California, 2012

The ACRL STS Research Committee and STS Program Planning Committee invite proposals for posters to be exhibited during the STS  program reception at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. Posters will be displayed from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Monday, June  25, 2012, immediately following the STS program, which starts at 8:30 a.m. All proposers for accepted posters must be present to  answer questions.

We encourage proposals for posters relating to the following program theme:
Educating Tomorrows Science Professional: The program seeks to establish a dialogue between science & technology librarians,  faculty and students, focusing on the issue of preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s science professionals. The  discussion will explore the challenges faculty face as they seek to educate emerging scientists, new outreach models for working  with faculty on creating information and data literate researchers, and the ways librarians can work with science students to  support their goals of becoming science professionals.

Posters that present innovative programs, cover new instructional methods, discuss successful outreach efforts and develop curricula for producing data literate faculty and students are welcomed. 

To be part of this program of the Science and Technology Section of ACRL, submit your poster ideas by Friday, January 6, 2012.  Poster proposals should be:
* Well written, clear, logical and well organized (250 words or less).
* Original, timely and relevant to science/technology librarianship.
* Contribute to the advancement of science librarianship.
* Develop ideas, offer significant conclusions, and provide useful and practical findings.
* Appeal to and engage the audience, providing opportunities for discussion and interaction.
* Provide a good visual description of the project.

Special attention will be given to proposals that:
* Relate to this year's theme.
* Generate ideas or report on work that contributes to an ongoing discussion about the future of science and technology  librarianship.
* Demonstrate innovative thinking.
* Contribute ideas for positioning science and technology librarians to be leaders both on and off campus.
* Present strategies for effectively implementing new ideas.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday January 6, 2012. Review of submissions by the STS Research Committee will begin immediately.

Poster proposals (250 words or less) should be submitted via e-mail to:
Edward Gonzalez, Co-Chair of the STS Research Committee,

Be sure to include your name, institution, phone, fax, e-mail address, and poster title. We do not accept proposals from vendors.