Earlier this month, the 2022 National Program Committee invited abstract submissions for poster and lightning talks for MLA ‘22. Posters and lightning talks are a great way to share research projects and library programs with your colleagues. The short presentation format is ideal for smaller projects, research in progress, or first-time presenters!
If you’re interested in submitting an abstract for a poster or lightning talk, check out the tips below to take your submission as strong as possible:
- Know your audience—does the topic fit with the MLA ‘22 conference theme?
- Pay attention to the scoring rubrics—be sure to incorporate these elements into your abstract!
- Keep it short—be as clear and succinct as possible in your abstract. Check out The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers for guidance!
- Ask a friend to review—this is a great way to check for clarity and catch typos!
Find more information on submitting a poster or lightning talk at MLA ’22 FAQ: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions.
Questions? Contact Debra Cavanaugh, director, professional development.