Poster sessions are a popular recent addition to our Annual Meeting's offerings, and they will once again be on display in the exhibit hall as part of the AALL Member Services and Activities Area, throughout the entirety of the Annual Meeting. Creators of accepted posters should plan to be available during the poster session presentation period on Tuesday, July 15 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. (the final exhibit hall break) to answer questions and discuss their work. Creators are also encouraged to be on hand during the Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting/Opening Reception on Saturday evening, and the Sunday and Monday exhibit hall breaks, since these no-conflict events see increased traffic in the exhibit hall.
Submit Your Poster Session Proposal by Tuesday, April 15
Tips and Lessons for Creating Successful Posters
Q: What is a Poster Session?
A poster session is a visual forum for presenters to highlight their libraries and to share their successful ideas with colleagues by presenting a research study, a practical problem-solving effort or an innovative library program. These sessions are suitable for a presentation of topics that may not be meaty enough for an entire paper or formal presentation, and allow for works in progress. Posters combine text and graphics to present information in a clear, visual manner, and allow conference participants to quickly and easily become acquainted with the topic on their own. A question and answer period will be scheduled for discussion and interaction.
Q: What Topics are Appropriate?
A poster can cover any topic related to law libraries and legal information. Example topics would be a description of an innovative library program, a discussion of classroom techniques, or findings from a research project. They are not vendor sponsored advertisements, although independent product discussions and analysis are welcome. As with the conference educational programming, the posters should be related to at least one of the Core Competencies of Law Librarianship
or 2013-2016 Strategic Directions
Q: What Should Poster Session Proposals Include?
Poster proposals will need to be submitted online by Tuesday, April 15
. The proposal must include a title, name(s) of the creator(s), and an abstract of 50-200 words describing the information to be presented in the poster. The Annual Meeting Program Committee
will review the proposals, and accepted proposers will be notified by May 15.
Q: If My Poster is Accepted, What do I Have to Do?
Specific size and material requirements for the posters will be sent with the poster acceptances. Create an engaging visual display that explains your topic to be affixed to a free-standing board. Plan to set up your poster between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Poster creators and co-creators will need to be present during the poster session presentation period on Tuesday, July 15 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. to answer questions and discuss your poster. You must remove your display once the exhibit hall closes on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.