Friday, March 30, 2012

Call for Posters for SLA 2012 - Deadline April 15

The Academic; Education; Museums, Arts, & Humanities; and Social Science Divisions of SLA invite proposals for a poster session to be held during the divisions' joint open house at SLA 2012 in Chicago.

The theme for this year's poster session is "Jumping over the Candlestick: Individual and Institutional Efforts to Be Nimble and Quick in an Interconnected World." Proposals should focus on the ways information professionals and/or their institutions are staying agile in today's open world economy. Case studies, research, and innovative ideas for the future are all welcome.

The poster session will be a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with your colleagues. We welcome proposals from any SLA member, new or experienced, and especially from students. A prize will be awarded for the best poster, as judged by attendees.

Proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2012 via e-mail to Please include a title and description of about 250 words, and your name, institution, e-mail address, and address. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee for relevance to the theme and quality, and applicants will be notified of the decision by May 1, 2012.

The Poster Session and Joint Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 7-9 p.m.

The 2012 poster session committee is Barbara Kern (Academic Division), Maya Kucij (Education Division), Tara Murray (Social Science Division), and Cameron Trowbridge (Museum, Arts, & Humanities Division).

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