Poster Sessions

POSTER SESSION SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The 2013 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held at the ALA Annual Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

This year, the ALA poster sessions will occur on:

  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm, and 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm, and 2:30-4:00 pm
  • There will be no poster sessions on Monday.

Timeline:

POSTER SESSION SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

  • Poster session proposals will be due by January 18, 2013.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance in March, 2013.

Poster sessions were introduced to the American Library Association at its 1982 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs.

Poster sessions may present any of the following:

  • a description of an innovative library program
  • an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort
  • a report of a research study

Poster sessions are not for product advertisements, vendor displays, etc. If you are unsure if your proposal qualifies, please email Luke Vilelle, Chair of the poster sessions (lvilelle@hollins.edu)

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4' x 8' (dimensions vary slightly by Convention Center). During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees.

 

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