Call for Poster Sessions

Showcase Your Great Ideas

Always a popular feature at our AALL Annual Meeting, poster sessions be on display in the exhibit hall as part of the AALL Member Services & 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 14 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. to answer questions and discuss their work. Creators are also encouraged to be on hand during the Opening Reception on Saturday evening, the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday exhibit hall breaks, and the Monday exhibit hall lunch, since these no-conflict events see increased traffic in the exhibit hall.

An award will be given to the poster deemed best by the Annual Meeting Poster Session Award Jury (to be awarded on the final day of the exhibit hall).

Submit your poster by April 24!

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  • 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.

  • 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, you’ll need to designate a content area, and the posters should support AALL’s Body of Knowledge or the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.

  • What Should Poster Session Proposals Include?

    Poster proposals will need to be submitted online by Friday, April 24. 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. You’ll also need to select a content area/domain from a drop-down menu. Proposers will be notified in May.

  • 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 11. Poster creators and co-creators will need to be present during the poster session presentation period on Tuesday, July 14 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. to answer questions and discuss your poster. You must remove your display once the exhibit hall closes on Tuesday at noon.