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2019 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

Friday, June 14, 2019
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
8:30 – 3:00

What’s Grit Got to Do with It? New Approaches for IL Instruction.

Grit is defined as a mix of persistence and passion. It is a virtue often
attributed to academic and career success. Join us for a full exploration of
grit: its benefits, limitations, and applications for Information Literacy

About our Keynote:
Eamon Tewell is Head of Research Support and Outreach at Columbia University’s
Science, Engineering, & Social Science Libraries, where he identifies ways to
support the research and learning needs of students and faculty. Eamon has
published and presented on the topics of critical information literacy,
library instruction, critical reference practice, and questioning narratives
of grit and resilience in libraries, and was the recipient of the 2016 Jesse
H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from ALA.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals for breakout workshops (45 – 50 minutes long with a 10 – 15 minute Q & A session).

Team presenters such as faculty – librarian are highly encouraged to submit a
proposal. We encourage proposals from out – of – state colleagues.

For consideration, please submit proposals by March 08, 2019. Benefits to the
presenters include eligibility for one – half conference registration fee for
up to two presenters and the opportunity to build your presentation experience
and receive valuable feedback from your colleagues.
Google form:

Accepted proposals will be notified on or about March 25, 2019. Questions
regarding proposals should be directed to Pamela Graham at

Learn more about the CT IL Conference:
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Walls, Wells, or Welcomes: Libraries in the Lives of Immigrants, Old and New

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. The theme of the Forum will be re-examining the relationship between libraries and immigrants/immigration, in any country, any region of the world.

One of the most divisive topics in our current society is immigration policy and the issues and concerns stretch backwards throughout library history as well. Libraries have been present in the lives of immigrants in the United States (and potentially other countries) as institutions that were unfamiliar or unwelcoming (walls), sources of wisdom (oftentimes through immigrant children), and/or a welcome to a new community. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Acculturation, libraries, and the American middle class;
  • The role of immigrant children in helping their parents become introduced to libraries and to reading;
  • Specialized services introduced and developed to support immigrants’ information needs;
  • Working with the “foreign population,” in urban or rural settings;
  • The development of classification systems that were affected by immigration;
  • Readers’ advisory services for immigrants;
  • Children’s and/or youth services and the “foreign born;”
  • Libraries and internment/detainment camps.

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on February 15, 2019.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the presenter’s one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. The abstract should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

LHRT Research Committee will select up to three authors to present their completed work at the Forum. Completed papers are due May 15, 2019, and the Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 23, 2019. All presenters will be notified of the submission outcome no later than May 31, 2019, and must register to attend the conference.

Questions and submissions should be directed to Dr. Cindy Welch at


Dates: June 20th21st 2019Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Conference website:

Call for Papers


Papers should be prepared using the WBIMLC template available here:  and submitted electronically to this email address:

After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the WBIMLC Proceedings Book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649.

Conference main themes and topics

WBIMLC welcome papers on any of the topics listed here :

Paper submission

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
  • Presentation
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Poster session
  • Workshops
  • Symposia
  • PechaKucha

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 10 April 2019

Full Paper submission deadline: 10 May 2019

Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2019

Dissemination of final programme by: 05 June 2019

Abstracts & papers are to be sent to:

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.



2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference

Call for Presentations

The Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC) is seeking presenters for the 2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference. This year’s event will be held on May 9th at Penn State Harrisburg. The annual Data User Conference serves as Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and developments in demographic data.

The PaSDC Data User Conference seeks to educate its audience on the demographic and socioeconomic research and policies affecting Pennsylvania. Past presentations have focused on research themes (e.g. aging, prison populations, labor force, and rural Pennsylvania); community development (e.g. case studies and community planning); innovations in technology (e.g. database and data visualization software), and other data related topics.

Sessions at the Conference are non-commercial and vendor neutral. Under no circumstance should a session be a direct promotion of an organization’s product, service, or monetary self-interest. The emphasis should be on the application of the demographic/socioeconomic data, technology, and other data-related topics.

Submission Details – Team, individual, or panel proposals, which include the proposed topic and a brief description or outline, should be e-mailed to Jennifer Shultz ( by Tuesday February 26, 2019. All selected presentations will be published in conference publications and on the conference website. The PaSDC will notify all selected speakers by March 1, 2019.

Presentation Rules:
Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and selections will be made based upon desired topics, flow of content, educational value, and understanding of the content. All selected content will be published in Conference publications and online.

Agenda Schedule – The conference organizers will set the day and time for each presentation, in order to optimize the sequencing and flow of content and tracks. Sessions will end by 4:00 pm on Conference Day.

Speaker Benefits:
The PaSDC does not pay fees or travel expenses to its speakers. All speakers will receive a complimentary Conference registration including meals. Speakers will be featured in the Conference publication and on the Conference website. The above benefits speaker(s); not support staff or colleagues who may accompany the speaker(s).

The PaSDC reserves the right to decline a submission for presentation at the 2019 Pennsylvania Data User Conference.


Jennifer Shultz
Data Services Manager
Pennsylvania State Data Center
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown PA 17057

SUNYLA 2019: The Great Migration and the Challenge of Change

Onondaga Community College

June 12-14, 2019

Call for Proposals

Deadline for workshops and presentation: February 22, 2018

They say change can be good for you, and libraries are great at it. Over the last several years, SUNY libraries have encountered and addressed many changes. These include the “great migration” to Alma/Primo, the Information Literacy Framework, transitioning from print to online resources, etc. SUNYLA 2019 will focus on engaging and embracing the changes we will experience this year, while taking a look ahead at the ways library resources and services will transform our future.

We invite all SUNY and non-SUNY librarians and staff to submit proposals for pre-conference workshops and conference presentations in the following tracks:

·        Reference and Instruction

·        Cataloging and Technical Services

·        Archives and Special Collections

·        Systems and Technology

·        Collection Development

·        Public Services and Interlibrary Loan

·        Professional Development

·        Management and Leadership

·        Open Educational Resources

·        Scholarly Communication

If you are not sure which track your presentation would fit into, submit your proposal anyway and we will determine which track would best suit your idea.

Please submit proposals here: Call for Proposals.  If you are submitting proposals for multiple workshops or presentations, please fill out a separate form for each.

Deadline for workshop and presentation proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-conference Workshops

               When?  Wednesday, June 12th

               Length of Time?  90 minutes

Conference Presentations

               When? Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th

               Length of Time?  45 minutes

Questions?  Contact:  April Broughton,

For information on expense reimbursement, please refer to the Guidelines for the SUNYLA Annual Conference Expenses.

-> Mark your calendars and plan to meet up at the 2019 SUNYLA Conference <-

We look forward to seeing you all at SUNYLA 2019!

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2019

Call for Proposals

October 14-19, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Presenting at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference provides an opportunity to build your professional network and experience lifelong learning with lifelong friends. Presenting a content-rich session individually or as part of a team is a wonderful way to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas.

The conference’s program will showcase future directions, best practices, stories of successful collaborations, lessons learned, and solutions to community-wide issues within various program tracks.

Program Tracks

Creating a Culture of Data-Informed Decision-Making

Explore the application of data, information and analysis to institutional challenges. The goal? Build a data-informed culture to facilitate decision making at all organizational levels and across all areas. Topics include policy, organization, processes, governance, leadership, and infrastructure that supports data initiatives, as well as how these initiatives are integral to the mission of every institution.

Evolving Infrastructure and Enterprise IT

The practices of IT service delivery and digital transformation—increasingly important to realizing institutional strategy—rely on the successful convergence of information systems, cloud computing infrastructure, and a support and skills model that makes it all work across the breadth of a higher education institution (not just central IT). Evolving infrastructures can increase agility and flexibility, bolster data protection, and encourage innovation. Other topics in this track include infrastructure services and enterprise architecture/systems, as well as frameworks and strategies for effective, efficient IT service management.

Exploring New Boundaries in Teaching and Learning

How do IT practices enable and empower the core academic mission of teaching and learning, as well as the research and scholarship that support that mission? These IT practices include instructional design, immersive learning, distance education, online and blended learning, learning space design, accessibility and universal design, and mobile learning. This track includes support for libraries, pedagogical research and scholarship, and the utilization of new tools in the areas of research computing and data visualization.

Leading and Partnering Across the Institution

This track encourages discussions around the key role that IT plays in serving the needs of the entire institution—administrative, teaching and learning, and research. IT leadership must ensure that the technology organization’s resources and efforts are strategically aligned with the institution’s vision and goals and that the institution is fully leveraging technology and talent to achieve its goals. Leaders must also ensure that the IT organization provides excellent operational-level services and support. This track also includes issues related to institutional and vendor partnerships, remote campus relationships, and partnerships outside the institution.

Making an Impact with Innovative Ideas

New ideas, interesting interventions, wild successes, and educational failures–these are the tools for building the IT organization of tomorrow. Share emerging work, reflect on innovation in process, and propose bold new frameworks for doing the core work of an IT organization.

Managing and Reducing Institutional Risk

IT organizations share accountability for managing institutional continuity of operations within an open and shifting environment. The pace of change, such as the growing use of cloud services, challenges these efforts, as do changing compliance requirements and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. From preventing data breaches to sending emergency alerts to protecting privacy, the real-time tactical and long-term strategic need for risk management is vital to all higher education IT leaders.

Navigating Change

One of the most pressing challenges in today’s fast-paced environment is navigating rapid change, an issue is complicated by culture and climate, change fatigue, and the difficulty of measuring the impact of change. How do factors such as institution type and size, private versus public, and centralized versus distributed affect how we manage and adapt to changes in process, impact, and culture? What skills and competencies do we need to successfully navigate change? What tools and frameworks can help us plan for and successfully execute change? How do we drive change from the highest levels of leadership down to individuals and teams? Sessions in this track could cover change in a major system, how to include stakeholders, communications for an open process, decision tracking and agreement, the role of governance, and formal change management processes.

Supporting the Institution

IT organizations must mature by developing a workforce that meets current and emerging demands as technology advances and higher education institutions adapt to new markets and new models. This track focuses on new and future skill sets, emerging needs in the profession, and how to remove barriers to develop and create a modern workforce. Topics include issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including how to attract, hire, retain, and develop skilled employees from different backgrounds while creating an inclusive environment where all staff can thrive and contribute.

Transforming the Student Experience

The digital student experience is evolving to support learners from recruitment through their careers. Technology informs, supports, and transforms the way colleges and universities recruit, educate, and retain students and connect with alumni. Institutions with adaptable and student-centered technology designs effectively connect students with the campus through engagement in institutional activities and academic success tools to enrich their experience. Explore the ways in which higher education has successfully responded to the changing expectations of learners, families, and alumni.

Delivery Choices

Your proposal will be carefully evaluated and may be accepted for any of the following formats below, depending on the scope of content and engagement strategies proposed.

Preconference Workshop (Full day = 7 hours; half day = 3.5 hours)

Offered as full- or half-day options, preconference workshops provide participants a deeper examination of various topics, facilitated by leaders with extensive experience in those areas. Workshops are highly interactive and give participants the chance to discuss in-depth approaches to challenges they are facing on campus, share solutions, and learn strategies. These workshops are considered part of EDUCAUSE professional learning and career development offerings and as such require learning outcomes. Maximum of three presenters plus a moderator.

Facilitated Discussion Session (Typically 45 minutes)

Discussion sessions are opportunities for presenters to share campus challenges and solutions through conversational exchange. By actively engaging audience participants in dialogue about hot topics or broad issues, presenters of these sessions will rely on collective community experience among session attendees. This is more formal than a Meet and Mingle but less formal than a traditional breakout session. There is no room for “sage on the stage” in a facilitated discussion session; this is a chance to have organic, topically relevant, peer-to-peer learning experiences at the conference. Maximum of two facilitators.

Interactive Presentation (Long form: 45 minutes; Short form: 10 minutes)

These sessions are opportunities to share topics of interest, lesson learned, foresight, or evidence of impact related to the conference tracks. Long-form sessions are an opportunity to present in detail on a project, idea, or experience. These can be done solo or have multiple presenters (i.e., panel, moderated interviews, stacked presenters, etc.). Short-form sessions will be organized as lightning-round talks. These are best done solo because they will be stacked in a session block with related content. Regardless of length, these sessions should be innovative, thought provoking, and engaging. Maximum of three presenters plus a moderator.

Poster Session (two 60-minute sessions, Tuesday or Wednesday)

Posters give participants and presenters the opportunity to share and examine problems, issues, and solutions in a casual, personal environment through informal, interactive, brief presentations focused on effective practices, research findings, or technical solutions. As attendees visit this informal setting, presenters can discuss and share their work on a one-to-one basis. Presenters will use a poster display (and laptop and print materials if they wish) to demonstrate the features and functionality of the tool or program, as well as to provide a visual overview of the project. Presenters should also prepare a few introductory remarks to engage listeners in the subject. Maximum of two presenters.

Important Reminders

Registration: All accepted presenters are responsible for registering for the conference by the early-bird date, paying the conference registration fee, and securing and paying for travel and lodging. Please plan and budget accordingly before submitting your proposal. (Exceptions include accepted full- and half-day preconference workshop presenters, who may receive modest compensation in the form of an honorarium or a complimentary conference registration. EDUCAUSE will not cover any additional costs such as travel and lodging expenses, online tools, assessments, books, or other presentation materials.)

Sharing Resources: Presenters will be asked to upload related resources (documents or links) prior to their presentation. These resources provide support for the presentation and then become a part of the conference proceedings so that your valuable information is accessible beyond your session. If your proposal is selected, you will be provided with instructions on uploading your presentation materials.

Selection Process

Proposals are selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, nonpromotional, objective, and diverse program. Attention will be given to diversity of institutions/organizations, presenters, and geographic location. Note: You may be invited to present in formats other than the one you selected or those noted in the proposal submission form.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Annual Conference Program Committee and Proposal Reviewers using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of topic: Is the topic of relevance, importance, value, and/or interest to higher education?
  • Proposed topic coverage: Does the proposal adequately cover content related to the proposers’ learning objectives or key stated outcomes?
  • Presenter knowledge: Does the presenter or presenters have sufficient knowledge, expertise, and authority to address this topic based on evidence provided in the proposal and/or prior experience with or knowledge of the presenter?
  • Engagement strategies: Does the presenter include specific strategies relevant to event size, audience, and maturity of topic for engaging participants in the session content, and do those strategies align with the session’s learning objectives/outcomes?

Submit Your Proposal

Call for proposals for the 2019 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is now open. Proposal notifications will be sent via email mid-June 2019.


Create/Update Profile

An EDUCAUSE profile is required to submit a proposal.

Create or update your profile with a short bio, photo, and link to a professional URL (this could be a personal web page or your unit/department web page).

Note: It may take up to one business day to activate a new profile and 24 hours to update an existing profile. Your profile information will help reviewers and attendees understand your qualifications. Make sure your privacy setting is not too restrictive. We recommend the option of “Limit to Authenticated (Logged-in) Users.”

Key Dates

  • January 31: Proposal deadline
  • Early June: Registration Live
  • Mid-June: Presenters notified
  • Mid-July: Conference Agenda Live
  • October 14: Preconference Workshops
  • October 15-17: Conference Sessions
  • October 15-16: Poster Presentations

Corporate Participation

Proposers with corporate affiliation are welcome, either on their own or in collaboration with campus partners.

Proposals must be transparent in representation of products or services, free from overt marketing, and of wide and general interest to the EDUCAUSE community.

Proposals must make clear how the session demonstrates thought leadership, addressing key challenges and themes universal to innovation in higher education IT.

For corporate involvement (outside of the CFP), please visit our Corporate Opportunities page (coming soon).

Program Committee

Special thanks go to the dedicated community members who give their time and experience to the EDUCAUSE 2019 Program Committee.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the call, please contact your speaker liaison, Sarah Reynolds.

For advice on crafting your proposal, please visit our Presenter Concierge pages.

For general information about this conference, including registration, please contact the EDUCAUSE Membership Team:

Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference

Call for Presenters – Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience
at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 – 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

NEW, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 – 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics – from successful programs at your library, innovative policies technology that makes your work easier, research that is helping your library, or any idea where you “SHINE ON!” and you want to share.  We’ll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods for lightning impact!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won’t want to miss it!







Kimberly Snyder Wise
Meetings Manager
Pennsylvania Library Association |
Voice: 717-766-7663
FAX: 717-766-5440 

ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section (DLS-IS) Poster Sessions

Calling all distance learning library workers…

Do you have a tool, project, or great idea about teaching and learning online that you’d like to share with your peers in the ACRL Distance Learning Instruction Section (DLS-IS)? We’re looking for digital poster proposals for our Spring 2019 Digital Poster Session.

Posters can be on any topic related to teaching and learning online.  Some ideas to get you started are:

  • Your own practices and/or challenges with teaching online that are informed by reflection, observation, and/or research

  • Your own experiences as an online learner. What worked, and what was challenging about the experience?

  • Research projects on online teaching & learning

  • Questions about online teaching and learning that are informed by practice or research

  • Tools and strategies that you have used in online instruction. What worked with this tool. Please provide a specific example, when possible

  • How do you approach needs assessments for online students?

We especially invite posters from librarians, staff, and LIS students that highlight voices and experiences that are underrepresented in libraries. Some underrepresented groups may include but are not limited to Black, Indigenous, Latino, people with disabilities, neurodivergent folks, LGBTQIA people, and first generation, undocumented and multilingual experiences.


The poster session will take place April 1-5.

If accepted, you’ll be asked to submit your poster by 3/20 for setup by the DLS-IS committee.

What is a digital poster session?

All posters will be available asynchronously and digitally for one week. We encourage presenters to be creative in how they present their material. Your poster session can contain images, video, include audio clips, or anything else you’d like to share. Please limit embedded media to less than five minutes in length and the media should stand alone with no presenter explanation required.  Through commenting functions, viewers can ask questions about your work, and you can respond regularly. We hope that this format will lead to interesting and vibrant conversations between presenters and viewers across time zones.

What is the time commitment?

Glad you asked! Since we’re holding our poster session in an asynchronous environment, we’d like you to be available to respond to comments and questions for a week.  A member of the DLS-IS committee will be helping to promote interaction, but we ask that you check in on your poster once a day to keep the conversation going.

How will presenters be chosen?

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the DLS Instruction Committee. We will be selecting posters that have clear applicability to online teaching & learning in libraries. The committee will be prioritizing poster proposals that intentionally address critical, feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppressive research and practices.

I’m ready to submit!

The Poster Proposals Submission form is available here:

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 2/13/19

Presenters notified: 2/27/19

Submit final poster: 3/20/19

Poster Session: 4/1/19 – 4/5/19

I still have questions!

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Shimada at

Envisioning the Framework: A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy

Call for Chapter Proposals

We are seeking chapter proposals for a volume that has been accepted for publication by ACRL. The chapters will be peer reviewed and publication date is tentatively expected in Spring 2021.


Working Title: Envisioning the Framework: A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy

Editor: Jannette L. Finch, MLIS

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2019

Book description

Envisioning the Framework offers opportunities for librarians and designers to explore The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and its relationship with library data, including assessment, instruction, student learning outcomes, improvements in student learning over time, differences in instruction type, comparison of student level, and much more.

The Framework is a set of core ideas representing threshold concepts in information literacy. In Envisioning the Framework, the significance and implications of the Framework and other developments in information literacy are clarified through effective visualizations. Graphic representations of the Framework allow library professionals to easily share concepts with faculty from other disciplines, with library colleagues, and with students. Understanding the relationships between the Frames, student learning outcomes, and assignments within a multidisciplinary environment is enhanced when visualized graphically.

Although data visualization is a burgeoning field, visualizations of library-related themes and data are relatively scarce and ripe for exploration. Envisioning the Frameworkexplores visualizations of significant information literacy concepts in multiple chapters from experts in data visualization, library professionals, and information literacy practitioners.

Sample Chapters may include:

·         The Frames Visualized as a Whole

·         The Frames and Information Literacy

o   Visualizing the Frames in context with threshold concepts in other disciplines

o   Visualizing the Frames aligned with Learner Groups: First-Year experience; Learning Communities; the Metaliterate Learner, etc.

o   Visualizing the Frames and Information Literacy Instruction: Online and Face to Face; Subject-Specific and Introductory; Freshmen to Grad; Adult Learners, First Generation; Community Colleges; STEAM; Humanities; Students at Risk; etc.

·         The Frames and Assessment

o   Visualizing Student Learning over Time

o   Visualizing Information Literacy Efforts Across Multiple Universities

·         The Frames as Interactive 3D Models


Don’t see your topic/idea here? We encourage you to contact the editor to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Not necessary:

Definitions of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, definitions of data or information visualization, a history of data visualization, overviews of graphic design, lists of visualization tools. If you have something in this category you think is compelling and wish to be considered, please contact the editor.


Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2019

Notification/feedback regarding submission: March 15, 2019

First drafts due: August 15, 2019

Tentative publication date: Spring 2021

Submission Process

A short form with an attached Word document (.doc or .docx) is required for proposal submission. The Word document should be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt., be double-spaced, and include:

  • A working title
  • Names of all contributing authors & their respective institutions
  • Contact information for the primary author
  • Estimated final word count
  • A brief (250-500 word) description of your proposed chapter

Attach your chapter submission proposal to an email with the subject line: Chapter Proposal Submission_(PrimaryAuthor’sLastName)
And send to:

Proposals DUE: February 28, 2019


Jannette L. Finch, Editor


Editor bio

Jannette Finch is a research and instruction librarian at the College of Charleston. She is interested in information design, effective teaching through experiential learning activities, constructivist techniques in the teaching and learning environment, adult learners, visualizing data, the library role in the scholarly community, assessment and planning. She is the primary author of two peer-reviewed articles featuring data visualization and co-author of six book chapters in the Publications in Librarianship series, Framing Information Literacy.

ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting its Annual Research Forum and Poster Session

Want another opportunity to share your work at ALA Annual? Check out this
great opportunity.

The Research Committee of the ACRL Science and Technology Section is hosting
its Annual Research Forum (Sunday, June 23, 2019) and Poster Session (Sunday, June 23, 2019) at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

The Research Forum and Poster Session provide an excellent opportunity to
share a wide range of research projects relevant to science and technology

Submissions for the paper and poster presentations are selected based on the
quality of the abstract and the demonstration of significant progress toward
completing the research project by June 2019.  Your submission should include:
brief background information about your project, the research question or problem that drove your project, the methods used, your findings and a brief discussion that includes the impact of your project.

Your proposal should total no more than 250 words. Because this is a blind
review process, be sure to include your name, institution, phone, and email
addresses of all participants (not part of word count) separate from your
abstract (the form has separate fields for these items).

Please submit your proposal via this form:;;sdata=NRxOo4GY%2F%2BdbGQm9yLBslwZaAwyNTtrzSFnXoj33Npg%3D&amp;reserved=0

Submission Categories:
Research Forum Paper Presentations.  Papers are 12 minutes in length and will
be followed by a 5-minute question and answer from the session moderator and
audience members. Proposals should reflect research or initiatives that have
been completed or are currently in progress.

Poster Presentations.  Posters should cover research endeavors or practitioner
projects that enhance science and technology librarianship.  Proposals should
provide useful and practical findings, and describe opportunities for
discussion with participants.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: Friday, February 15, 2019.  Submissions are selected by the STS Research Committee. The Committee adheres to mentoring principles and a “blind” review process to select proposals. We strongly encourage you to remove any identifying information in your proposal prior to submission; otherwise, the STS Research Committee co-chairs will take responsibility for removing identifying information, which may unintentionally alter the text of your submission.

Acceptance of proposals reflects a commitment by the author(s) to present at
the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Travel support from STS is not
available. Specific logistical details will follow upon acceptance.  Please
submit your proposal via this form:;;sdata=NRxOo4GY%2F%2BdbGQm9yLBslwZaAwyNTtrzSFnXoj33Npg%3D&amp;reserved=0
If you have any questions, please ask the STS Research Committee co-chairs:
Amy Van Epps,
Rachel Hamelers,