Call for Proposals Now Closed


Panel Presentations and Poster Sessions

We are currently accepting applications for panel presentations and poster sessions at the conference. The deadlines for submitting proposals are:

• Panel presentations: Friday, May 14, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
• Poster sessions: Friday, May 21, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

Please see below for details. An official application form can be found here and must accompany all proposals.

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Bichel, Associate Director for Public Services at FSU Libraries, rbichel@fsu.edu or fax 850-644-5016.


Panel Presentations

Panels will be one-hour presentations addressing one of the following three issues:

• Designing learning spaces to engage specific user populations
• Outreach, partnerships, and services in learning spaces
• Library staffing innovations to foster learning

These presentations should be geared toward helping attendees understand multiple perspectives on academic learning spaces through active participation. Panels will be comprised of three presenters who will have a maximum of 15 minutes each to speak.

Sessions will be selected for their:

• clear articulation of the main issue to be explored,
• identification of topics that will pique the interest of attendees and allow for active audience participation, and
• contribution to an overall balance in coverage of the conference topics.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions use graphic displays to informally present innovative academic learning space projects, successful solutions to problems, or to present the findings of a unique research project. Poster session presenters will share their ideas with conference attendees as they navigate the poster area during the evening reception on June 7.

Possible themes include:

• Planning and/or designing learning spaces to engage specific user populations
• Outreach, partnerships, and services in learning spaces
• Library staffing and/or training innovations to foster learning
• Assessment of learning spaces
• Fostering knowledge creation by library users
• Non-traditional learning spaces (medical schools, career centers, tutoring centers, etc.)
• Incorporating technology in learning spaces
• Any other theme related to the design or function of academic learning spaces

Poster presenters will be selected by a jury, which will consider their:

• clear articulation of the main issue to be explored,
• identification of topics that will pique the interest of attendees and allow for active audience participation, and
• contribution to an overall balance in coverage of the conference topics.

Further details regarding the poster session:

• The poster session is expected to last an hour and a half. Presenters are expected to make themselves available for questions during this time.
• Presenters should allow an additional 15 minutes to set up and 15 minutes for take down.
• Presenters are expected to prepare their own materials and bring enough copies for handouts (a minimum of 150). All copies should be made ahead of time, as copy services will not be available at the conference site.
• Presenters should bring all materials needed for their displays, including display boards and supplies such as tape, push pins, markers, etc.
• One table will be provided for each poster accepted to the conference.

All presenters should make business cards and sign-up sheets available so that conference attendees can request additional information.