How to Present at ALA Annual

POSTER SESSIONS:

Poster sessions were introduced to the American Library Association
at its 1982 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They are an effective
forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas,
research, and programs.

Thank you to all who submitted proposals. Please click the link below to view the sessions that were selected.

Poster Session Schedule

Poster sessions may present any of the following:

  • a description of an innovative library program
  • an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort
  • a report of a research study

The Poster sessions will occur on:

  • Saturday, June 27: 10:30am-12:00pm, 12:30-2:00pm, and 2:30-4:00pm
  • Sunday, June 28: 10:30am-12:00pm, 12:30-2:00pm, and 2:30-4:00pm
  • There will be no sessions Monday, June 29

During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees. See also:


CONVERSATION STARTERS & IGNITE SESSIONS

    Thank you to all who submitted proposals. Please click the link below to view the sessions that were selected.

    Conversation Starter and Ignite Session Schedules

    The one-hour Conversation Starters take place in a lecture, panel, or discussion format. Conversation Starter sessions will take place throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

    The Ignite Sessions are 5-minute presentations accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. There will be six Ignite sessions from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. You can learn more about Ignite events on Wikipedia.

    The proposals went through a public voting process that was weighted for 30% of the selection process (staff votes accounted for another 30%, while the remaining 40% was decided by an advisory group of ALA members).

    Please don't hesitate to contact Alee Navarro anavarro@ala.org if you have any questions about the process.  


      OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO PRESENT:

      • ALA divisions and round tables run their own submission processes. Please contact a specific division or round table if you have questions about its program process.