Pennsylvania Library Association Poster sessions

The 2011 PaLA conference theme is Touchdown!  Winning Strategies for Libraries.  The 2011 PALA Conference Planning Committee invites you to share some of your winning library strategies by presenting a poster session at the PALA Annual Conference to be held October 2 – 5, 2011 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College.

What is a poster session?  It is an opportunity, set aside during the conference, when author- librarians, students, staff or others participating in the professional conference can present an idea, the outcomes of a completed project, or research results to an audience of their peers. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject. This is a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues.

Poster sessions are displayed on poster boards (4 ft x 6ft). Pictures, graphs, data and text are used to illustrate the presentation.   An effective poster presentation highlights, with visual display, the main points or components of your topic; the presenter fills in the details verbally. Poster Sessions can cover any project or program. They are a great way to share your interesting work without doing a formal presentation.  

Monday, 10/3/2011, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for all topics except youth services since this session occurs opposite the Carolyn W. Field Luncheon.

Tuesday, 10/4/2011, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for all topics.

There will also be a special poster session display by PaLA divisions and round tables during the New Member Reception on Sunday night to inform new PaLA members of groups that they may wish to join.

We invite you to submit a poster session proposal online via this link: A link is also available on the PaLA Website,  The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2011.

Come join us in Lion Country and share some winning library strategies with your peers!


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