ACRL EBSS Research Committee Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section

Call for Proposals: 2018 EBSS Research Forum

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: 2018 EBSS Research Forum

    Posted Feb 13, 2018 02:01 PM

    EBSS RESEARCH FORUM – Call for Proposals

    The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee announces the 12th Annual Research Forum during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  The Research Forum and reception follows the announcement of the winners of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 23, 2018.

    The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway in a 10-minute lightning talk format. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive, blind review process.  

    Proposals are due April 9, 2018. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance no later than April 20.



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

    1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences.

    2. Represent innovative, original research.

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

    4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2018 will not be considered.



    Proposals should be 250-350 words.

    To facilitate blind peer review, the first page should include:

    • Presenter name and institution

    • Phone number

    • E-mail address

    • Proposal title

    Subsequent page(s) should include: 

    • Proposal title

    • Statement of the research question(s)

    • Research goals and objectives

    • Design/methodology

    • Potential findings

    • Practical implications/value


    Email submissions to Callie Wiygul Branstiter at by Monday, April 9, 2018.