Papers and Posters

Print Your Accepted Poster!

Don’t want the hassle of travelling with your poster? The Cleveland Clinic Medical Art and Photography Department can print your poster (on fabric or poster paper) for $40 and have it delivered to the hotel.

Simply go to click the sign up button, fill in the necessary contact information, and upload your poster file (accepted formats are: PPT or PDF). The posters will be printed in the official size for the meeting 48”x36”. Payment should be made with a credit card (ignore pay with Lawson Account). You must submit your poster no later than 12 noon on Friday 9/28/18 for it to be printed, no exceptions.

*Note if you have two posters accepted please use a different author name for each poster.

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 []

Submit a Structured Abstract for MidwestMLA18



All structured abstracts (for any category of presentation) must be submitted online at

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, or 419-383-4959.