EBSS Research Forum

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee is holding its second annual Research Poster Session and Discussion Forum during the second ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, Saturday, July 26, 2007. The forum seeks to provide beginning and established researchers an opportunity to present research in progress, and receive collaborative feedback on their work and recommendations for future publishing. Research/posters will be simultaneously presented and discussed in small informal groups.

Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in research-related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind review process.

Selection criteria
Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure and/or investigate library and information aspects in the fields of communication, psychology, social work and education.

2. Represent an original research project.

3. Clearly identify what stage in the research project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project.

4. Represent the current interest to the membership of EBSS.

Note: Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by December 1, 2007 will not be considered.

Proposal submission instructions

1. Proposals should be no more than three pages.

2. The first page should include:
• Date of submission
• Name of applicant(s)
• Institution(s)
• Applicant address(es)
• Phone number(s)
• Email address(es)
• Title of the proposal

3. The second page should include:
• Title of the proposal
• Statement of the research question
• Research goals and objectives
• Description of the methodology
• Conclusions
• Format
• Double-spaced
• 12 pt. font
• One inch margins

4. Email or mail your submissions by December 7, 2007 to

Melissa Cast-Brede
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182

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