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Call for Proposals: Poster Sessions at HSLI Annual Conference (Deadline August 17)

(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem) 

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee invites poster proposals for the HSLI 2018 Annual Conference, be held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. The Conference theme is “Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge”. We encourage you to take a literal or figurative approach to our theme (use your productive imagination).    

Ideas can include, but are not limited to, any area of librarianship, such as instruction, leadership, and program development, in addition to communication, collection development, outreach, and evaluation. Posters from last year covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from collaboration, technology programs, and data fluency, to disabilities, bookplates and even tattoos.  

If you have presented a poster at another meeting this year (MLA), or plan to present one (Midwest Chapter/MLA), that you have not shown at a past HSLI Conference, please consider submitting it here, also. Let our members who can’t travel have the opportunity to see the work you’ve been doing!  

The posters will be presented during Nancy’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, September 27, starting at 6:00 PM. Presenters may set up their posters starting at 5:00 PM.  Posters can remain up until the break after breakfast on Friday morning. The actual poster session will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday evening, during which time the poster presenters need to be present to discuss their posters with Conference attendees.    

Please submit a proposal abstract, no longer than 300 words, describing your poster.    

  • Include your name, position title, address, phone number and e-mail address on all submissions.  
  • Poster sizes – let us know which one you will be using (we need to know this for spacing considerations during our review – if not sure, give an estimate)
    • poster board 24″ x 36″
    • tri-fold poster 36″ x 48″ (for setup on a table)  
    • wall posters – various sizes allowed (including 45″ x 45″)  
  • E-mail your abstracts to Linda Feinberg (Lfeinberg@northshore.org).  
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, August 17 
  • Notification of poster acceptance will be made Labor Day week, after review by the poster committee.  
  • Posters must be made available to post electronically on the HSLI website after the meeting.  
  • Each poster presenter must register for the HSLI conference (which includes each author attending)  
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Each poster will receive a stipend to help offset printing costs.  One presenter per poster will receive a stipend, and an individual presenter can receive a maximum of only one stipend, even if submitting multiple posters.   

Want another opportunity to present? Also new for HSLI 2018 are Lightning Talks, which are short presentations, 5-10 minutes in length, on various topics. Watch for the call for proposals.   

For more information on the HSLI meeting, see the Conference website. Please refer to the “Posters” section for more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Edwards, Publicity Subcommittee Chair on the HSLI Conference Planning Committee, at eedwards@ilsos.net.

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