Call for Papers and Posters Southern Chapter MLA 2013

Call for Papers and Posters

2013 Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) Annual Meeting

October 17 – 20, 2013

The SC/MLA Papers and Posters Coordinators invite you to submit your proposals for the 2013 SC/MLA Annual Meeting in Ridgeland, Mississippi, from October 17 through 20, 2013, at the Ebassy Suites. The theme of the conference is “The Art of Information: Design. Deliver. Display.” Papers and posters may range from descriptions of how you deliver services to descriptions on how you design programs and services and/or how you display results. This is your chance to share with your colleagues the results of interesting work or research you are doing.

For both paper and poster abstracts, please submit a blinded abstract (one that does not contain any identifying information) as well as your regular abstract.

For contributed paper proposals, submit a 300 word structured abstract to describe your paper; clickherefor suggested formats for structured abstracts. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, email address, and type of research (if applicable; see below). Please note if you would like to be considered for a poster presentation if the paper proposal is rejected. Both the regular and blinded abstract should be sent to Lisa Travis, Papers Coordinator, at scmla2013papers@gmail.com, including subject lines that note whether the submission is blinded.

For poster proposals, submit a 300 word structured abstract to describe your poster; click herefor suggested formats for structured abstracts. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, email address, and type of research (if applicable; see below). Both the regular and the blinded abstracts should be sent to Mollie Titus, Posters Coordinator, at scmla2013posters@gmail.com, including subject lines that note whether the submission is blinded.

The submission deadline is May 31, 2013.

The primary author of each paper or poster will be notified of the decision in early July. Additional information (i.e. time, location, set-up instructions, etc.) will be sent with the acceptance notification. Those presenting papers or posters must register for the meeting.

The SC/MLA Research Committee will recognize 3 papers and 3 posters at the Annual Meeting as work that demonstrates high-quality research. All submitters are required to either select a type of research or to designate that the presentation is not to be considered as research. Only those who select a type of research will be considered for the research awards judging process. For help in selecting the type of research, please see the “Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics,” published in the January 2004 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Research papers and posters are scored criteria available here. Points are awarded for study design, validity, reliability, implications, and presentation of the research.

Mollie and I would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Mollie W. Titus,MLIS
SC/MLA Posters Coordinator
mtitus2@selfregional.org

Lisa D. Travis, MS, EdS, AHIP (D)
SC/MLA Papers Coordinator
http://library.lmunet.edu/medlib

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