Friday, November 13, 2015

CFP: ALA Annual Conference Poster Session (ALA 2016 - Orlando, Florida)

Share your best ideas and work with the national library community by presenting a poster session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando!

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 are available on ALA Connect: (note that this site is only serving as an archive for previous Annual Conference poster sessions – for information on this year's posters, go to:

The deadline for submitting an application is January 29, 2016. Applicants will be notified by the end of March, after a double blind peer review process, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2015 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 25 and 26, 2016 (the Saturday andSunday of the conference) in the exhibits hall.

Start your application process now at You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

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

Melanie Griffin, chair of the ALA poster session committee,
Candace Benefiel, chair of the ALA poster session review panel,