Call for Abstracts
Share your programs and research findings with your colleagues at Shake, Rattle, and Roll, the 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Cleveland!
We are accepting structured abstracts of approximately 250 words for both research projects and program descriptions for paper and poster presentations.
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 that librarians and information professionals conduct.
Papers and posters that were submitted to and/or presented at the 2018 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Atlanta are welcome.
Abstracts for papers and posters will be reviewed using guidelines (PDF file) adapted from those used for the Medical Library Association for Annual Meeting Submissions. For more information on how to write a good structured abstract, see The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers on the Medical Library Association web site. While this article tends to focus on research abstracts, program description abstracts submitted should be structured. Use these headings: Purpose; Setting, Participants, and/or Resources; Brief Description; and Outcome. See the following link for an example of a structured program description abstract in JMLA:
Structured Abstract Example: Designing a curriculum on Internet health resources for deaf high school students [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC128959/]
All structured abstracts (for any category of presentation) must be submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/midwestMLA2018abstracts.
Abstract submissions will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, June 29. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Friday, August 3.
Questions about paper and posters sessions at the 2018 meeting should be directed to Jolene Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-383-4959.