From Rick Peterson:
! ! ! D E A D L I N E E X T E N D E D T O JULY 15 ! ! !
You are invited to submit proposals for posters for the 3 by the Sea MLA
TriChapter Conference being held in Atlantic City, NJ on October 5-8, 2009
at Resorts Hotel and Casino. Submissions are due by July 15, 2009.
Conference website: http://3bythesea.pbworks.com
Call for posters (pdf):
Take this opportunity to highlight your experiences in medical
librarianship by submitting proposals related to the conference themes of
Skills for the Future; Patient Care; Technology. Suggestions for poster
– Innovative ways to reach your clients
– What strategies have you used to create a successful partnership
– Share new technologies that have made a difference for your users
– How are you planning for the future
– Techniques and strategies for operating during an economic recession
– Research or projects you want to share with colleagues
Have other ideas? We would love to hear them!
We are especially interested in proposals from MLA medical librarians in
North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Posters will be presented during one of the regularly scheduled poster
sessions. Presenters will be required to staff their posters at one of the
following assigned times:
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Email two copies of the abstract (300 word maximum) with subject line:
Trichapter Conference, to Andrea Kenyon at firstname.lastname@example.org using a
Word attachment. Proposals must be submitted in the format of structured
abstracts. For guidelines see http://www.scmla.org/abformat.htm or
http://research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html. Include a list of
authors, their institutional affiliations, email addresses, and telephone
numbers with the first copy of the abstract. The second copy will be used
in a blind review process and should not include specific information that
would identify either the authors or their institutions. Note: Those
presenting must be registered for the meeting.
Abstract Review Process:
Abstracts will be evaluated on originality, innovation, organization and
clarity of presentation, as well as relevance to improving service or
practice. The primary author will be notified of the committeeâ€™s decision
in August. Additional information (i.e. time, location, setup instructions,
etc.) will be sent with acceptance notification.
Help getting started
To ensure that members are able to make the most of the meeting experience,
MAC has established a mentoring program to support members with little or
no experience in preparing posters or presenting papers. To learn more
about working with or serving as a mentor, see
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from
the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department
of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 under the
University of Maryland, Baltimore.
3 by the Sea Poster Sessions Coordinator