Thursday, November 29, 2012

Call For Abstracts: 2013 SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Contributed Papers

Call For Abstracts: 2013 SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Contributed Papers - Deadline Jan. 2 2013

We know you have a good program, successful activity, or great lesson learned that you'd like to share with the SLA membership. Please submit an abstract for the Biomedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) contributed papers session at SLA 2013 to share what you've learned or done!

Previous Contributed Papers sessions at SLA have included topics such as:
·         Using Patient Literacy and Knowledge to Optimize the Delivery of Health Information
·         The Missing Link: Libraries' Use of Alert Systems to Provide Information on Health-Related Risks
·         Role of Librarians in the Development of Computer-Mediated Social Networks: Challenges and Lessons Learned From VIVO Implementation and Outreach.
·         Librarian Involvement in a Family Medicine Clerkship Patient Education Project: A Case Report
·         Road to Open Access in the Sciences: Exploring Publishing Trends in OA Journals at York University

The SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Contributed Papers Committee invites proposals for papers presenting original research, innovative projects or other professional activities of interest to the SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. SLA 2013 will be held June 9 -11 2013 in San Diego, California.

Abstract: : A 200-500 word abstract should accurately convey the subject of the paper, its scope, and conclusions.  The following website may be helpful for creating your abstract:  Abstracts will be scored on evidence of scholarship, methodology, originality, timeliness of the topic, compatibility with 20 min. presentation, and relevance to DBIO members and other SLA attendees.

**Updated Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: January 2nd, 2013**

Papers: If chosen, acceptance of your paper reflects a commitment on your part to:
1) Submit the complete text of your paper to the program convener by May 15, 2013 for inclusion on the DBIO Contributed Papers website. 
2) Present your paper at the SLA annual conference in San Diego, CA (max. 20 minutes).
3) Where appropriate and feasible, offer a brief demonstration or representation of your project during your presentation.

Submit Abstracts to:
Amy Donahue, Medical College of Wisconsin
Please put “SLA-DBIO Contributed Paper Submission” in Subject line

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!  Please also feel free to forward this announcement on to your colleagues and other relevant e-mail lists. Apologies for cross-posting.  The website for this announcement is:

Amy Donahue, MLIS, AHIP
Senior Chair, Contributed Papers Committee, SLA/DBIO