Call for Proposals – CALA Poster Sessions at 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Showcase of Your Achievements
3:30-4:30 pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019
2019 ALA Annual Conference

Session Description: CALA poster sessions provide an ideal platform for CALA members to showcase, discuss and share achievements in research, work in progress, examples of best practice, innovative services, and community development in an informal scholarly setting. They will be held at the same location and room for the CALA Annual Conference Program.  Posters are to be assigned to a 60-minute time slot between 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Selection Criteria: Poster session proposals will be evaluated by the CALA Annual Conference Program Planning Committee using the following criteria:

1.      Is the title accurately reflecting the content? Is it descriptive, attractive, and inviting?

2.      Is the proposal clearly written?

3.      Is the project or research of high quality or high impact?

4.      Originality/innovation of the project or how a new idea applied to the project

5.      Does the project or research contribute to the Library and Information Science field? Can it be generalized to other libraries, or other fields and disciplines?

Poster Guidelines:

  • A maximum of 42 inches wide x 42 inches tall
  • 1 inch margin left, right, top and bottom
  • No headers or footers
  • Fonts is 10-point and Times New Roman
  • Single spaced text
  • Maximum length of the abstract is 250 words
  • No more than 5 references if needed

Please submit the poster proposal at

Proposals are due on March 22 (Friday), 2019.


CALA Annual Conference Planning Committee:

Fu Zhuo, (Chair)
Vincci Kwong, (Co-chair)
Toan Lam-Sullivan, (Co-chair)
Wenli Gao,
Hilda LohGuan,
Jeannie Chen,