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Call for Poster Proposals: HSLI 2019 Annual Conference (Deadline Friday, July 26)

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois Conference Planning Committee’s Program Subcommittee invites proposals for posters for the 2019 HSLI Annual Conference, to be held September 11-13 in Champaign, Illinois. This year’s Conference theme, “Going Forward, Looking Back”, celebrates HSLI’s 40th anniversary. 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, program development, communication, collection development, outreach, and evaluation.

Posters from last year included such topics as collaboration, technology programs, data fluency, disabilities, bookplates, and even tattoos.

If you have presented, or plan to present, a poster at another meeting this year (such as MLA or Midwest Chapter/MLA), please consider also submitting it for HSLI. 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 Thursday evening, September 12, starting at 6:00 PM. Setup will be available later Thursday afternoon, as the poster session is that evening. Poster authors need to be present Thursday evening to discuss their posters with Conference attendees.  Posters can remain up until the break after breakfast on Friday morning.

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.
  • E-mail your abstracts to Charlotte Beyer, (charlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu).
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday July 26..
  • Notification of poster acceptance will be made by August 5, after review by the poster committee.
  • Posters must be made available to post electronically on the HSLI website after the Conference. Each poster presenter must register for the HSLI Conference (which includes each author attending).
  • Stipends available! Each poster presenter will receive a stipend to help offset printing costs or other meeting expenses. Stipends are limited to only one presenter per poster, and an individual presenter can receive a maximum of only one stipend, even if submitting multiple posters.
  • Poster sizes – let Charlotte Beyer know which one you will be using
    • 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″)

For more information on the HSLI meeting, see the Conference website: http://hsli.org/conference/. Please refer to the section on poster presentations for more information as it becomes available.

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