MLA Annual Meeting, Mosaic ’16, Submissions Due September 15‏

Only two weeks remain to submit an abstract for “Mosaic: Be Part of the Big Picture l Mosaique: Faites partie du portrait global,” to be held May 13–18, 2016, in Toronto, ON, Canada.

The submission date is earlier this year to accommodate the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), and International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC).

The call for submissions seeks abstracts for contributed content that supports the theme, “Mosaic: Be Part of the Big Picture.” New this year, authors will rank how they would prefer to present their content: paper, poster, or lightning talk.

Also new are special content sessions. Groups (such as sections, chapters, special interest groups [SIGs], and others) are invited to submit proposals for engaging 1.5-hour-long sessions.

When submitting your structured abstract, decide if it’s either a research abstract or a program description abstract:

  • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Program description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.

The distinction is important because your abstract will be appraised using different criteria. Criteria for both Research and Program abstracts are available in the Papers and Posters FAQ.

To submit an abstract or proposal use, the online contributed content submission form.  The due date is: September 15, 6:00 p.m., central time. Enter early to avoid the last-minute rush and allow time for assistance, if needed.

For meeting information and FAQs, see the Mosaic ’16 website.

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