Call for Submissions
Submission site is now closed
The 2016 MLA/CHLA/ABSC/ICLC Joint Planning Committee invites submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions that support the theme, “Mosaic: Be Part of the Big Picture.” Submit using MLA’s online abstract submission site by September 15, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., central time.
Plan to submit your structured abstract for your research project or program description using the structured abstract guidelines.
New to this year’s process, authors will rank how they would prefer to present their content: paper, poster, or lightning talk. Abstracts not accepted to a first choice will be considered for second and third choices.
Also new this year are special content sessions. Groups—such as sections, chapters, special interest groups (SIGs), or other groups—are invited to design engaging 1.5-hour-long sessions (for example, invited speakers or panel presentations). Proposals for special content sessions are due by September 15, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., central time, and these submissions should not duplicate content submitted as paper sessions, poster sessions, or lightning talks.
When submitting structured abstracts, authors will decide whether their abstract is a research abstract or program description abstract:
- Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
- Program Description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
Authors should select carefully, as different criteria are used to assess research and program description abstracts. All criteria for both kinds of abstracts are available in the Papers and Posters FAQ.
For more information, contact:
Papers and Special Content Sessions: Amy Chatfield
Lightning Talks: Carrie Iwema, AHIP
Download the full Call for Submissions (includes both English and French).