Submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions are being accepted here: https://tinyurl.com/ycsfn6f8 until March 4. Students and new library workers are welcome and encouraged to submit!
These are 12-15 minute sessions and are oral presentations; no written paper is required. See examples here for ideas on how to incorporate interactive critical teaching methods into your presentation.
More info about conference presentations:
- Presenter best practices (ALA Midwinter)
- 7 active learning strategies to improve conference presentations (Student Affairs Collective)
Posters will be shared at a 1 hour poster session. During the poster session, presenters will informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees by making brief remarks, sharing information, and answering questions about their topic. Presenting a poster is an opportunity to have discussions and network in a more relaxed environment.
More information about creating and presenting posters:
- Librarian design share: conference poster examples
- Poster Sessions: a beginner’s guide (Hack library school)
- Examples of accepted posters from 2018 MLGSCA/NCNMLG meeting
These are 5 minute sessions and serve as a way to participate in the conference in a less formal manner than a contributed paper and/or share new or in-progress work.
More info about lightning talks:
- So, you want to give a lightning talk? (Barrie Byron’s blog)
- Four steps to a Lightning Talk (Hack Library School)
Special content sessions
These are 60 minute sessions that are meant to provide an in-depth perspective on areas of interest to conference attendees. They are your chance to design and offer the programming that you want to see. These sessions should strive for excellent engagement and can vary in format, ranging from a panel of invited speakers, a group discussion, a hands-on workshop or demo, a facilitated book discussion, as well as less-conventional sessions like an “unconference” or flipped session. We encourage you to get creative in incorporating critical teaching methods into your special content session! CritLib examples.
Additional resources for students:
- How to… Write a conference proposal (Librarian in training)
- Too much presentation pressure (ACRLog)
- Presenting at conferences while in library school (Hack Library School)
- Examples of accepted papers from 2018 MLGSCA/NCNMLG meeting