Call for Proposals

Academic Libraries 2017 Call For Digital Posters

Due:  Friday, December 2, 2016

Michigan Library Association invites you to participate in a unique presentation opportunity at the 2017 Academic Library Conference, Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Mott Community College in Flint.

The Academic Libraries Workgroup is seeking poster proposals for a DIGITAL poster session and a pre-recorded webinar series that will be available to attendees as an extended research and learning opportunity. Please note that your attendance is not required with this presentation format; this is an excellent opportunity for those that are typically constrained by location or associated fees! You do not have to be a member of the Michigan Library Association for consideration.

What is expected of you if your topic is chosen for presentation:

  • Submit one PowerPoint presentation that will be streamed along with other virtual posters on a monitor during the conference.
  • Record a webinar prior to the conference date. (This can be done remotely and should be similar to a 10-15 minute informative speech about your research. The total time commitment for the recording, including a practice run, will be around 30 minutes.  MLA staff will coordinate this process with you.)
  • Provide contact information for inclusion in a pamphlet that will be distributed to attendees at the conference.

The conference theme is focused on social justice in academic libraries; related research is welcomed!  Review the overview of the conference by visiting the event website at: http://www.milibraries.org/events/academic-libraries-2017/  

Submissions should include your proposed presentation title, contact information, abstract and proposed learning outcomes and be submitted no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. The proposal submission form can be found HERE.  Poster proposal will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession as it relates to the conference theme of social justice, originality, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.  

Submission Link: https://goo.gl/forms/pXOC0VJb18nEFEfQ2

Selection notification emails will be sent to all submitters on or before Friday, December 16, 2016.

Questions may be directed to Tanya Davidson, Academic Libraries 2017 work group chair at tanyadavidson@gmail.com or Kristy Doak, Director of Professional Development at Michigan Library Association at kdoak@milibraries.org