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2010 SLA Annual Conference Call for Papers

SLA Annual Conference Call for Papers
"Entering SLA's Next Century: Let the Good Times Roll"
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How are you putting your hard work into action? How are you using the long-planned, expertly-vetted, SME-approved technologies in your library? How are your users responding to these new services?

SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at its 2010 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, with the theme "Entering SLA's Next Century: Let the Good Times Roll!" Accepted papers will also be published on the SLA Web site.

Every SLA member is eligible and encouraged to apply. Proposals will be evaluated by a panel of SLA members in a blind review, and the best will be selected for development into full papers, which are due 7 May 2010.

Requirements for Acceptance
Paper topics should be related to library science, information management, research or other issues related to customer service, technology, or administration in special libraries. Proposals will be judged on their relevance to the conference theme, "Let the Good Times Roll", as well on the strength of the idea, quality of the writing, and potential member interest.

Proposed papers must also meet these requirements:

  • At least one author is a member of SLA.
  • At least one author commits to presenting the paper at the annual conference.
  • The proposal is received by the deadline (18 December 2009)
  • The paper has not been published in or submitted to any other publication or conference planning group.
  • The author (and any co-authors) must be willing to sign a copyright
    assignment form that will permit SLA to use the paper in various
    formats.

Full guidelines, including formatting instructions

Deadlines
Submit an abstract of your paper via e-mail to chris.mulready@boeing.com no later than 18 December 2009. Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, which is roughly one page in 12-point text.

View papers presented at SLA's 2009 Annual Conference.

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