Call for Proposals

Poster Proposals

2020 Event Dates: May 4, 6, & 8
Poster Presentations: May 6, 2020

Overarching Theme: Building the Future Together

The Exchange: An ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Collaboration brings together experiences, ideas, expertise and individuals from these ALA divisions. The Exchange is an interactive, virtual forum, modeled after the previous ALCTS Exchange. Broadly organized around the theme of “Building the Future Together,” the Exchange will examine collections, leadership, technology, innovation, sustainability, and collaborations. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find three days of presentations, panels, posters, and lightning rounds incorporating innovative and creative examination of these themes. The Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities.

The Exchange will feature a virtual poster session that offers the opportunity to share and promote work, research, and ideas across the Exchange’s topical themes. Poster presentations will be available throughout the Exchange, with special time reserved on Wednesday, May 6, for participants to ask questions and engage in chat conversation with the presenters. Working Group Members welcome poster proposals covering topics relevant to the Exchange themes. The overarching theme will drive content as will the daily themes of Leadership and Change Management, Continuity and Sustainability, and Collaborations and Cooperative Endeavors. Posters may be the digital equivalent of a print poster, a short video or recorded presentation. Have another idea for how to present your poster? Please describe it in the poster submission form.

Success Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  1. Relevance to The Exchange’s Themes and Audience
    The Exchange Working Group Members welcome proposals with demonstrated relevance to the forum themes and audience
  2. Opportunities for Learning
    The Exchange Working Group Members will be looking for proposals with clearly defined learning objectives or explanations of what attendees can expect to learn from the session.
  3. Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion
    The Exchange Working Group Members encourage proposals that address diversity and inclusion in collections, technology, and management.