Paper Style Guide
Library Assessment Conference Proceedings are copy edited for clarity and consistency, and are formatted with the Chicago Manual of Style (“full note” endnotes and/or bibliography) as guidance.
Papers should present innovative approaches and/or research that is well underway or has been implemented/concluded.
A poster is a formal graphic presentation of a topic displayed on poster board. This format offers an excellent opportunity for presenting specialized studies or gathering detailed feedback on work, results, and action. Posters are available on the 2018 conference proceedings pages.
The Library Assessment Conference is committed to providing access to its web content to people with disabilities. To help us meet our commitment, please follow these guidelines when creating PowerPoint slides and posters to be shown at the conference and subsequently posted to the website.
Training and Resources
Tips for creating an effective presentation and poster design.
Presenting at the Conference
Getting to the Conference
Planning Your Presentation
Time your presentation so that you do not exceed the time limit of 12–13 minutes. There will be 2–3 minutes for Q&A after each presentation. Presentations are limited to 2 speakers. There will be a few minutes after all the presentations for general Q&A.
Presenters should discuss the key points of their work within the allotted time frame. Presenters should prepare to submit their draft paper in advance of the conference, as well as their final paper for the conference proceedings, but should avoid reading their paper during the session. PowerPoint presentations will be loaded online and on the computer in the session room in advance of the conference. Please see our accessibility guidelines page for important information about making your presentation accessible.
You may choose to include handouts with your presentation. Please limit handouts to those needed for audience participation. You are responsible for bringing handouts to the conference. In addition, please upload handouts with your PowerPoint file so they can be placed on the conference website.
What to Expect During the Session
Each session will include 4–6 paper presentations on a common theme. A moderator will welcome the audience, coordinate the speakers, and keep time. View the schedule page to find your session time. Presenters will speak in the order listed in the conference program.
Each room will be equipped with:
- Podium and microphone
- Access to power
- Mac or PC laptop and wifi
- Presentations pre-loaded to the computer. Please upload your file to the shared Google Drive folder. If you could not upload your presentation or had last minute changes, please bring your presentation on a jump drive.
Draft and Final Paper Submissions
More information on submitting your draft and final papers will be added to this section.
Final papers (to be published in the conference proceedings) will be due after the conference. Please visit the paper guidelines page for specifics on formatting. More information on sending the final paper files will be shared after the conference.
All Presenters (Paper and Poster)
Don’t forget to check out our resources page for tips on creating effective presentations and posters.
Uploading Your Digital Files
For paper presenters: Instructions are forthcoming.
Please name your file as Corresponding author last name and first few words of the title (example: Belanger-Getting to Scale). If submitting a handout, please attach “handout” to the end of the file name (example: Belanger-Getting to Scale-handout). If you have trouble uploading your file, please email it to email@example.com.
For poster presenters: Instructions are forthcoming.
Please name your file as Corresponding author last name and first few words of the title (example: Zaugg-Using Prototypes). If submitting a handout, please attach “handout” to the end of the file name (example: Zaugg-Using Prototypes-handout). If you have trouble uploading your file, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the poster guidelines page for important information about setup, materials, and shipping.
Code of Conduct
The 2020 Library Assessment Conference Code of Conduct applies to presenters and attendees.
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Questions & On-Site Support
Please email Angela at email@example.com with any questions. For questions on site, please ask for Angela Pappalardo, Sue Baughman, or Steve Hiller at the registration desk.