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Are You a New Librarian? Why You Should Submit a Proposal for MLA ‘24 and New Drop-In Sessions

The 2024 National Program Committee (NPC) invites colleagues who are newer to the profession to submit a contributed paper abstract for MLA ‘24.

Hearing from new and diverse voices will enhance the conference experience and benefit our profession. Presenting at MLA ‘24 is a good career step because you gain experience, demonstrate professional growth, and enhance connections to your colleagues.

What are Contributed Papers?

Contributed Papers are 10-12-minute presentations that fall into two broad categories:

  • Program papers: Abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
  • Research papers: Abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

MLA also provides additional support for librarians who are submitting for the first time in several ways:

Drop-In With Your Questions

New for MLA ’24!

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, the Contributed Content Working Group (CCWG) of the NPC invites you to the upcoming MLA ’24 Drop-In Sessions. Get your questions answered and receive feedback on the submission process. Select the date that works for you and RSVP below to add to your calendar:

Drop-in Sessions:

These sessions are informal opportunities. You can “drop-in” and stay as long as you like to get your questions answered. You do not need to attend the full session. Sessions will not be recorded.

Don’t forget, Round 1 abstracts are due October 26, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., eastern time.

Questions? Contact the MLA Contributed Content Working Group.

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