Immersion- Call for ALA Annual Posters

Call for Poster Sessions:  Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home


Saturday June 29, 2013

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

ALA Annual Conference in Chicago


Want to share how attending Immersion influenced your teaching practice or information literacy program? Consider submitting a proposal for a poster session for the “Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home” program at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  The purpose of the poster sessions will be to provide an informal forum for the exchange of ideas, research, and practice related to the Immersion experience. Poster presenters will have 30 minutes to present following the 60 minute panel session.

Application Procedure

Poster sessions will be refereed by the Immersion Program Committee. We encourage alumni from all tracks and cohorts to participate.


Poster session topics might include but are not limited to:

  • How you applied your Immersion experience to transform your teaching and information literacy programs;
  • How you sustained momentum and enthusiasm when you got back from the Immersion program;
  • Significant learning experiences you gained from the program;
  • An example of an innovative class session you created and taught as a result of attending Immersion;
  • Demonstrating the impact of your Immersion participation on student learning outcomes (as measured by successful assessment strategies);
  • Leadership roles you have cultivated in your library and campus community as a result of participation in the Immersion Program.

Poster session proposals should include:

  • Name(s) of presenter(s) with contact information [please, no more than two presenters per poster]
  • Poster title
  • At least three learning outcome(s) for viewers
  • Location(s) and year(s) and track(s) of Immersion Program attended
  • Summary of poster content, including how you plan to interact with viewers (150-250 words)

Criteria for refereed poster session acceptance include:

  • Originality, significance, and relevance of the topic;
  • Well-formulated ideas that demonstrate individual development, creativity, and innovation in information literacy;
  • Contribution to information literacy research, theory, practice or policy;
  • Opportunities for audience engagement;
  • Strength of learning outcomes presented in proposal.

Send proposals as an attached Word or PDF document to

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. Peer review of submissions will be completed and notifications of acceptance will be sent on or before March 31, 2013.