3 by the Sea Conference: Call for Posters

(Submitted by Rick Peterson)

You are invited to submit proposals for posters for the 3 by the Sea MLA TriChapter Conference being held in Atlantic City, NJ on October 5-8, 2009 at Resorts Hotel and Casino.  Submissions are due by June 30, 2009

Conference website: http://3bythesea.pbworks.com
Call for posters (pdf):

Take this opportunity to highlight your experiences in medical librarianship by submitting proposals related to the conference themes of Skills for the Future; Patient Care; Technology. Suggestions for poster
content include:

– Innovative ways to reach your clients
– What strategies have you used to create a successful partnership
– Share new technologies that have made a difference for your users
– How are you planning for the future
– Techniques and strategies for operating during an economic recession
– Research or projects you want to share with colleagues

Have other ideas?  We would love to hear them! We are especially interested in proposals from MLA medical librarians in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Posters will be presented during one of the regularly scheduled poster sessions. Presenters will be required to staff their posters at one of the following assigned times:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009                1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 7, 2009       11:00 am – 12:00 noon,  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Submission Instructions:

Email two copies of the abstract (300 word maximum) with subject line:
Trichapter Conference, to Andrea Kenyon at kenyon@collphyphil.org using a Word attachment. Proposals must be submitted in the format of structured abstracts. For guidelines see http://www.scmla.org/abformat.htm or http://research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html. Include a list of authors, their institutional affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers with the first copy of the abstract. The second copy will be used in a blind review process and should not include specific information that would identify either the authors or their institutions.  Note: Those presenting must be registered for the meeting.

Abstract Review Process:
Abstracts will be evaluated on originality, innovation, organization and clarity of presentation, as well as relevance to improving service or practice. The primary author will be notified of the committee’s decision in August. Additional information (i.e. time, location, setup instructions, etc.) will be sent with acceptance  notification.

Help getting started

To ensure that members are able to make the most of the meeting experience, MAC has established a mentoring program to support members with little or
no experience in preparing posters or presenting papers. To learn more about working with or serving as a mentor, see http://macmla.org/pd/poster_paper_mentor.html.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and  Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 under the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Andrea Kenyon
3 by the Sea Poster Sessions Coordinator

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