Poster Sessions 2013a

CCLI 2014
Friday, April 18th, 2014
CSU East Bay–Oakland Center

**The deadline has passed for submitting poster session proposals. Thank you to all who submitted**

Poster Session Submission Guidelines

What does non-traditional library instruction look like? How do we innovate our instruction within and beyond the library? CCLI invites you to share your strategies for engaging with students in new and empowering ways.

Submission requirements: Proposals should include a title and a description of how your poster relates to the theme. Abstracts can be up to 250 words. If your poster includes data, be sure to explain in your abstract how the data was gathered and evaluated. Because CCLI evaluates only the abstract in its decision, be sure that it clearly conveys the purpose of your poster presentation. The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2014.

Notification: The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Registration: All poster session presenters must register and pay for the conference.

Poster Session: Presenters will share their ideas as attendees circulate during a designated time in the poster session area. Poster presenters must be present to answer questions during this session. The posters will be on display unattended for the duration of the conference.

Poster requirements: Printed poster to display. Presenters will have the option of using an easel provided by the conference committee or standing your poster on a table. If using an easel, you require a rigid poster with backing (foam core, for example). If using a table, you require a rigid poster in bi-fold or tri-fold form. In your application, indicate whether you plan to use an easel or a table top.

Conference Proceedings: Presenters will be required to provide a PDF of their posters for inclusion in the conference proceedings prior to the date of the conference.

Tips from ALA poster session site (

Creating and Mounting your Poster:
Visuals enhance the effectiveness of your presentation. Think in terms of graphic impact, keeping in mind that simplicity and legibility are more important than artistic accomplishments. Charts, drawings photographs, and other illustrations are encouraged.

Titles: Think carefully about your poster title, which is the first attraction for visitors. The title should be in lettering at least two inches high, readable from a far distance.
Include the name(s) of the presenter(s) and their institutional/organizational affiliation(s).

Remember: Less is Best!
Do NOT simply print out 8-1/2 x 11 sheets from a Powerpoint presentation to tack on a poster board.

Templates and Examples:
Research posters, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Amy Gilgan,

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