Hackfests. Embedded librarianship. Data governance. Network visualization. Innovation!
Intrigued by any of these topics? How about citation metrics, knowledge audits, or mobile technology?
Each year, SLA members share their research and scholarship on these and other subjects by presenting contributed papers at the SLA Annual Conference. The contributed paper sessions are among the most popular events at the conference, and with good reason—they provide in-depth knowledge about issues that are of current interest to information professionals around the globe.
SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, to be held June 14-16 in Boston. Paper topics should be related to library science, information management, or other issues pertaining to client service, technology, or administration in special libraries. Paper topics should be relevant to the conference theme, “Be Revolutionary!”
A panel of SLA members will conduct a blind review of the proposals, and the strongest proposals will be selected for development into papers. Proposals will be evaluated on the strength of the ideas, quality of the writing, potential member interest, and relevancy to the conference theme.
Proposed papers must also meet these requirements:
- At least one author must be a member of SLA.
- At least one author must commit to presenting the paper at the 2015 Annual Conference.
- The proposal must be submitted by the deadline (1 December 2014).
- The paper must not have been published in, or submitted to, any other publication or conference planning group.
- The author (and any co-authors) must sign a copyright assignment form that permits SLA to use the paper in various formats.
Deadlines are as follows:
1 December 2014: Applicants submit their proposals in abstract form. Abstracts should be single-spaced Word documents (or plain text) between 250 and 300 words in length, or roughly one page in 12-point type. Submit your abstract!
19 December 2014: Applicants are notified of the review panel’s decisions, and those with the strongest proposals are invited to develop them into full papers.
28 April 2015: Authors submit their papers and signed copyright assignment forms.
14-16 June 2015: Authors deliver 15-minute presentations of their papers during 90-minute sessions.
Leslie J. Reynolds
Senior Associate Dean of Libraries
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0184