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

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