Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Share your best work in an ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

Share your best work in an ALA Annual Conference Poster Session

As another year comes to a close, and you reflect on all you accomplished over the past twelve months, the ALA Poster Session Committee hopes that you will consider sharing your best work and ideas with the library community at the ALA Annual Conference.

Proposals for poster sessions to be presented at the 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim are now being accepted. An application form is available on the poster session website, at http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala/howto.aspx, and the deadline for submission is January 6.

The poster session committee encourages submissions from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship. Submissions may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community.

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet. During their assigned 1½ hour time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. Titles/abstracts from previous years, and pictures of sample posters, are available at the poster session website: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala.

The deadline for submitting an application is January 6, 2012. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 29, 2012, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference, prior to the ALA Early Bird Registration deadline. The 2012 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 23 and 24, 2012 (the Saturday and Sunday of the conference) at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Questions about poster session presentations and submissions may be directed to:

Luke Vilelle, chair of the ALA poster session committee, lvilelle@hollins.edu
Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel, cbenefie@lib-gw.tamu.edu