LOEX Annual Conference LOEX 2008 May 1-3 Oak Brook, Illinois
Librarian as Architect: Planning, Building & Renewing
LOEX 2008 hosted by the Illinois LOEX Committee, a collaborative project

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Call for Poster Sessions

The deadline for submitting poster session proposals was Friday, January 25, 2008. Proposals are no longer being accepted.

The Illinois LOEX Committee invites graduate students in library and information science programs to submit proposals to host a poster session at the 36th Annual LOEX Conference. The 2008 conference theme, Librarian as Architect: Planning, Building & Renewing, explores the meaningful building of supportive information literacy learning environments and experiences in instruction.

Poster sessions visually convey research in the areas of instruction and information literacy. They take the form of an exhibit and should include brief narratives, data, and graphics that quickly summarize the student’s research.  Computer displays, handouts, directions to websites and other materials can also be incorporated into the exhibit. Presenters will be expected to informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees by making brief remarks, sharing information, and answering questions about the topic. Proposals for poster sessions will be limited to graduate students currently enrolled in library and information science programs.

A poster session for the 2008 LOEX Conference should address one (or more) of the following themes (details):

  • Assessing Needs & Outcomes
  • Breaking Ground
  • Building Relationships
  • Laying the Foundation
  • Creating Learning Spaces
  • Cutting the Ribbon

Submission Information

Deadline for proposal submission is Friday, January 25, 2008. Proposals must be submitted through the online submission form.

Poster session proposal submitters will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

If your proposal is accepted, then you will be automatically registered for the conference, and required to pay the student poster session registration amount ($95) by March 17, 2008. Note: Failure to pay the registration fee will result in the cancellation of your poster session and conference registration. All presenters, including poster session presenters, are responsible for paying their own travel and lodging expenses.

Contact: Peg Cook at posters2008@loexconference.org.

Poster Presentation Format

  • Exhibits should include pictures, narratives, data, and graphics on topics related to instruction and information literacy.
  • Computer displays, handouts, and directions to websites are also encouraged. Power outlets may not be available in the poster session display area. If you use a laptop computer, you should plan to use your battery.
  • The conference committee will provide each poster session with a 36" x 48" trifold presentation board. The trifold board will be available at the conference hotel beginning Thursday, May 1, 2008. Photocopying, markers and tape will be at the presenters’ expense.
  • Poster session presenters will be expected to informally discuss their presentations and answer questions on Friday, May 2, 2008, at 12:45-1:15 p.m and 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Proposal Timeline

Deadline to submit poster session proposals January 25, 2008
Notification of acceptance of poster sessions February 6, 2008
LOEX 2008 Conference May 1-3, 2008

Proposal Selection Criteria

In addition to criteria listed under the session description, the following will be considered:

  • Relevance and importance of the topic to instruction and information literacy across institutional types
  • Methods used to engage the audience
  • Originality of the topic
  • Overall standing among similar proposals

Presenter Benefits

  • Eligible for the student poster session registration fee ($95)
  • Contribute to the field of library instruction and information literacy
  • Develop excellent experience to include on a resume
  • Obtain valuable feedback from colleagues
  • Receive automatic registration at the LOEX conference





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