Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Call for Posters - SLA 2016 Business & Finance Division - Innovative Practices in Business Information, Research & Librarianship

Call for Posters at SLA 2016 – Submissions Due March 25

Theme: Innovative Practices in Business Information, Research & Librarianship
Location: 2016 SLA Annual Conference — Philadelphia, PA
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: TBA -Presenters at posters for “speed round” presentations
Posters on display in the Exhibit Hall from 12 pm – 2 pm
In this call for posters, the Business & Finance Division of SLA is providing an opportunity for business librarians to share ideas and develop research collaborations.
We are looking for case studies or practical applications on how business librarians and information professionals are reinventing, revolutionizing, expanding, and creating new practices in business information, research and librarianship. We are also interested in practical studies or examples of business libraries or research functions or practices that have been remodeled or refashioned in order to better create, share, or transform business information or research. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Innovative methods in sharing business information with relevant patrons
  • Inventing or promoting development of business intelligence in a profound and unique way
  • Transforming the mission of your institution and the functional results of the transformation, such as social engagement, asset management, marketing and more
  • Innovations of advancing the non-traditional role of librarianship or stepping out of the traditional librarianship position
  • Initiatives in promoting a paperless library, electronic resources and embedding in an innovative environment
  • Radical approaches to solving typical information needs or obstacles
  • Reforming fiscal management in unexpected ways to deal with new budgetary objectives
New Innovative practices for the B&F Poster Session:
  1. We will also consider inspirational, theoretical posters this year if the proposal includes enough detail to justify a poster presentation. For instance, if you have an idea that fits the innovative theme that you have not been able to implement yet, we will still consider the idea for a poster presentation.
  2. While the traditional poster session format will continue, we will update it by adding a “speed round” tour of all the posters at a designated time. Each poster presenter will have 1 minute to pitch his or her poster to the group.
  3. There will be an award for best poster this year, judged by past Chairs of the B&F Division. Posters will be judged based on the following criteria: contribution to the field, innovative ideas, and effective presentation and delivery.
Guidelines for materials and layout of poster presentations are available on the SLA Business & Finance Division Poster Guidelines page.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday March 25, 2016. Please submit your name, institution, email address, poster title, and description (250 words or less) by email to Jean Clenney at clenneyj@mailbox.sc.edu
This session is sponsored by the Business & Finance Division. 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. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SLA Business & Finance Division, join at http://www.sla.org/ 
All applicants will be notified no later than April 8, 2016 as to whether or not their proposal has been accepted. After we have received 20 acceptable quality submissions, we will not be able to accept anymore. If that occurs before 3/4/16 we will post a notice to this listserv and the B&F website. If you have questions about this session, contact:
Jean Clenney
Darla Moore School of Business | University of South Carolina
Cell: 205.936.1700