SLA Contributed Papers
An opportunity to share your knowledge! How are you putting your hard work into action? How are you using the long-planned, expertly-vetted, SME-approved technologies in your library? How are your users responding to these new services?
If you have a success story to tell your colleagues, we would love to hear it! SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at its 2010 Annual Conference in the "Southern and Soulful City" of New Orleans, Louisiana, with the theme "Entering SLA's Next Century: Let the Good Times Roll!" Accepted papers will also be published on the SLA Web site.
Every SLA member is eligible and encouraged to apply. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of SLA members in a blind review, and the best will be selected for development into full papers, which are due 7 May 2010.
Requirements for Acceptance
Paper topics should be related to library science, information management, research or other issues related to customer service, technology, or administration in special libraries. Proposals will be judged on their relevance to the conference theme, “Let the Good Times Roll," as well on the strength of the idea, quality of the writing, and potential member interest.
Proposed papers must also meet these requirements:
• At least one author is a member of SLA.
• At least one author commits to presenting the paper at the annual conference.
• The proposal is received by the deadline.
• The paper has not been published in or submitted to any other publication or conference planning group.
• The author (and any co-authors) must be willing to sign a copyright assignment form that will permit SLA to use the paper in various formats.
Full guidelines, including formatting instructions, are available here.
To view papers presented at SLA’s 2009 Annual Conference, visit SLA 2009 Conference Web site.
Proposals due. Submit an abstract of your paper via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 18 December 2009. Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, which is roughly one page in 12-point text.
Papers selected. Between 12 and 15 proposals will be chosen for development into papers. All applicants will be notified of a decision on 29 January 2010.
Papers due. Authors submit their completed paper and copyright assignment to SLA no later than 7 May 2010.
Papers presented. Authors will deliver a 15-minute presentation of their papers (along with three to four other authors) during a 90-minute session at the SLA 2010 Annual Conference, 13-16 June 2010.
We look forward to your submissions and to hearing how you have broken rules and built bridges in the information profession!