Annual Conference Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Our Value: Communicating, Promoting, Visualizing

MiALA invites you and your colleagues to submit presentation proposals for the 4th annual conference to be held May 13-14 at Saginaw Valley State University. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions for communicating, promoting, or visualizing your value. Participation from librarians, library staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries is encouraged.

We welcome proposals in any topic related to academic libraries, including, but not limited to:
  • Accessibility
  • Administration
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Budgets
  • Cataloging and Metadata
  • Collections
  • Distance or Online Learning
  • Critical Librarianship
  • Education and Curriculum
  • Electronic Resources
  • Instruction and Information Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Mid-Level Management
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Outreach
  • Research Services or Reference
  • Resource Sharing
  • Technical Services
  • Technology
  • User Experience
  • Web Development and Design

Proposals for presentations, panels, interactive discussions (40 minutes) and mini-presentations (20 minutes) can be submitted using the online submission form and must be received by Friday January 11, 2019. The primary contact listed on each proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and decisions on proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by Friday, February 1, 2019.

The deadline has passed for submitting breakout session proposals. For more information on submitting poster session proposals, please go to the poster session information page.

Are you a breakout session presenter and have questions?  Information is available here on the Breakout Session Guidelines page.

Questions about proposals can be sent to Amie Pifer ( or Elizabeth Webster ( Questions about the conference in general can be sent to