After having to postpone the 2020 annual conference last spring, the MiALA conference committee is looking forward to the virtual 2021 conference. While we have retained an excellent selection of poster sessions from presenters who generously agreed to present their 2020 content this year, we also have the opportunity to add additional posters. The MiALA conference committee seeks proposals for the 5th annual conference to be held virtually
May 19-21, 2021.
We welcome posters in any topic related to work in academic libraries, and particularly if they have a connection to the conference theme. Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges). Poster proposals should include a description of no more than 300 words. They will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession, originality and creativity, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.
We are notably welcoming poster proposals on research and library projects related to current events in libraries including:
-Antiracism work in libraries in response to events of 2020
-Quick pivots in service models during COVID shutdowns. What have we learned?
-How COVID adjustments will transform library service models long-term
-Staff work-life balance in the work-from-home environment
-Role of academic libraries in a hyper-politicized era
You DO NOT need to be a member of MiALA to submit a proposal. Regardless of the decision on a proposal, MiALA encourages you to attend the conference. Poster session proposals may also be submitted if your presentation proposal is not accepted.
****Prior to submitting your proposal, please review the information provided on the Poster Session Guidelines page.****
Please submit your poster proposal using the application form located here by Friday, March 5, 2021.
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, March 26, 2021.
Questions about proposals can be sent to David Scott DavidScott@ferris.edu
. Questions about the conference in general can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org