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Proposals for Posters in Chicago

You only have a week remaining to submit a proposal for a poster session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago! The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 18.

 Start your application process now at http://ala13.ala.org/how-to-submit-a-poster-session.

 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 old poster session website: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/ala (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: http://ala13.ala.org/poster-sessions).

 The deadline for submitting an application is January 18. Applicants will be notified in March, prior to the early bird registration deadline, whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The 2013 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held June 29 and 30, 2013 (the Saturday and Sunday of the conference), at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

 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

 Email: ala.posters@gmail.com

Website: http://ala13.ala.org/poster-sessions