Track Policies

Single-session presentations and panels

Single session presentations and panels are invited on themes in line with the call for proposal, including emerging issues, hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints in complementary professional areas.

For single-session presentations, please submit a proposal of up to 500 words, providing a summary of the presentation topic and the qualifications of the speaker.

Panels must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between panelists and audience members. Please submit a panel proposal up to 500 words, providing an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel and brief bios of each of the panelists. Proposals should only list panelists who have agreed to participate and shall indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panelist will offer.

For the conference proceedings we welcome papers and/or PowerPoint presentations (pdf). For paper submission guidelines we refer you to the ALA Author GuidelinesWe do not impose word or page limits as the proceedings are only published online, however, a practical guide for papers would be 10-15 pages in length. We also encourage authors to send PowerPoint presentation files as a supplement to the paper or just the PowerPoint file if authors are not interested in submitting a detailed paper about their presentation.

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Poster Presentations

Posters introduce late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Two types of posters are encouraged: contributed research posters presenting new and promising work or preliminary results of ongoing projects; and contributed "best practices" posters presenting the results practical implementations of an organization's practices or innovations. The content of the poster should clearly point out how the application contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, and how it addresses key challenges, as well as the potential impact on the participant's organization and/or practices in the field. Joint submissions from students, librarians and other professionals demonstrating different perspectives on a single issue are particularly encouraged. Posters are expected to elicit discussion in a personal and less formal setting. Submissions for refereeing should be in the form of abstract up to 500 words.

For the conference proceedings we welcome PowerPoint presentations (pdf).

 

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Conference workshops & tutorials

Workshops and Tutorials will be held before the conference. The purpose is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss work with an interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. Workshops range from 2-4 hours in length. Please contact John Hagen (john.hagen@renaissance-scholar.com) if you have questions about workshops.

For the conference proceedings we welcome papers and/or PowerPoint presentations (pdf). For paper submission guidelines we refer you to the ALA Author Guidelines. We do not impose word or page limits as the proceedings are only published online, however, a practical guide for papers would be 10-15 pages in length. We also encourage authors to send PowerPoint presentation files as a supplement to the paper or just the PowerPoint file if authors are not interested in submitting a detailed paper about their presentation.

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Plenary presentations

The plenary sessions, including keynote addresses, are designed as all conference sessions around key or critical conference themes.

For the conference proceedings we welcome papers and/or PowerPoint presentations (pdf). For paper submission guidelines we refer you to the ALA Author Guidelines. We do not impose word or page limits as the proceedings are only published online, however, a practical guide for papers would be 10-15 pages in length. We also encourage authors to send PowerPoint presentation files as a supplement to the paper or just the PowerPoint file if authors are not interested in submitting a detailed paper about their presentation.

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