ACRL EBSS Research Committee Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section

Call for Proposals: EBSS Research Forum at ALA Annual

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: EBSS Research Forum at ALA Annual

    Posted Feb 01, 2016 01:28 PM

    EBSS RESEARCH FORUM – Call for Proposals

    The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee will host the 10th Annual Research Poster Forum during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

    The Forum seeks to provide beginning and established researchers an opportunity to present research in progress, receive collaborative feedback on their work and recommendations for future publishing.  Research / Posters will be simultaneously presented and discussed in small informal groups.   Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in research related issues and trends in the profession. 

    Proposals are due February 29, 2016.


    Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

    1. Measure and/or investigate library and information aspects in the fields of communication, psychology, social work and/or education.

    2. Represent the current interests of the membership of EBSS. 

    3. Represent an original research project.

    4. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis.

    5. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project.

    Note:  Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by December 1, 2015 will not be considered.


    1. Format: Proposals should be 250-350 words.

    2. The first page should include:

    • Date of Submission

    • Name of applicant(s) institution(s)

    • Applicant address(es)

    • Phone number(s)

    • E-mail address(es)

    • Title of the proposal

    Subsequent page(s) should include: 

    • Title of the proposal

    • Statement of the research question(s)

    • Research goals and objectives

    • Description of the methodology

    • Discussion and/or conclusions

    Please email submissions to Corinne Bishop at by Monday, February 29, 2016.