PA Library Association Conference Poster Sessions

REMINDER:  There is one week left to submit a poster session proposal for the PaLA Conference in Gettysburg.  See below for more information and details on the event.



The 2012 PaLA Conference Planning Committee invites you to share some of your winning library strategies or programs by presenting a poster session at the PALA Annual Conference, PA Libraries: Leading the Charge.  The conference will  take place September 30 –  October 3, 2012 at the Gateway Gettysburg complex in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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.  

Because most of the poster sessions will be presented in the exhibit area, conference registration or obtainment of an exhibit pass will be required of all poster session presenters.  This will enable poster session presenters to enter the poster session area and take part in exhibit hall activities.  Poster sessions will take place during the following times:

Monday, 10/1/2012, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. for all topics except youth services topics, as this session occurs opposite the Carolyn W. Field Luncheon.

Tuesday, 10/2/2011, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. for all topics.

In addition, if demand warrants, an additional session will take place on Tuesday, October 2, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

We invite you to submit a poster session proposal online via the online proposal form.  For working purposes, or to review the form questions in advance of submission, a PDF of the form is also available for viewing.  Please note that all submissions must be submitted via the online form on or before May 31, 2012.

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at this Gettysburg address!

Kimberly Snyder

Education & Finance Manager

Pennsylvania Library Association

220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10

Mechanicsburg, PA  17055


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