Poster Sessions

The 2016 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will be held at the ALA Annual Conference at the Orange County Convention Center.

The poster sessions will occur on:

  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm, and 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:00 pm, and 2:30-4:00 pm
  • There will be no poster sessions on Monday.

Submission deadline is January, 29 2016. Submissions are now closed.

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Poster sessions were introduced to the American Library Association at its 1982 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. They are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs.

Poster sessions may present any of the following:

  • a description of an innovative library program
  • an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort
  • a report of a research study

Poster sessions are not for product advertisements, vendor displays, etc. If you are unsure if your proposal qualifies, please email Melanie Griffin, Chair of the poster sessions at [email protected].

Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4' x 8' (dimensions vary slightly by Convention Center). During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees.