The 64th Biennial Conference will be held October 18 - 22, 2021, hosted jointly by NCLA and SELA (Southeastern Library Association). The theme is “S.E.E. the Future: Support. Educate. Empower.” All conference presentations will be virtual, with options for both pre-recorded and live sessions. #NCLA21
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Full Conference - $80 for NCLA or SELA members; $100 for non-members; $25 for students
Preconference - (live, not recorded) - $10 per preconference session
Recorded sessions - $40 (only for those unable to attend the full conference; access will be given after the conference)
If we are able to offer in-person events during the conference week, full conference registrants may attend at no extra charge. Full conference registrants will also be given access to the recorded sessions.
Submit a session proposal Deadline: April 16, 2021
Go to poster proposal information Deadline: June 15, 2021
At this time, we are accepting proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops, Paired Presentations, Presentations, and Panel Discussions (more information on each format below.) We encourage proposals for virtual presentations that represent all aspects of library work (including technical services, access services, interlibrary loan, reference, instruction, library administration, technology, youth services, and more) and all library workers (including library students, paraprofessionals, and members of underrepresented groups).
All conference presentations will be virtual, with options for both pre-recorded and live sessions.
All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the members of the Programs Committee based on these criteria:
We are aware that present circumstances mean that our work can change rapidly, and we recognize that, as a result, you may need to alter your presentation. You will have the opportunity to update your presentation information closer to the date of the conference.Examples of potential topics:
Proposal Information Needed
Proposals should fall into one of these categories:
Speaker Information/Expectations (For accepted proposals)
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The Call for Proposals (CFP) for poster submissions opens March 15 for the NCLA 64th Biennial Conference. This year’s conference will be held October 18-22, 2021 and is hosted jointly by NCLA and SELA (Southeastern Library Association).
The conference theme is “S.E.E. the Future: Support. Educate. Empower.” All posters will be virtual. We look forward to receiving poster proposals that represent all types of library work and all types of library staff, including LIS students.
The CFP for poster submissions closes on June 15, 2021. Poster acceptance emails will be sent by July 16, 2021. Poster design specifics will be posted after July 15.
Poster Proposal Information Needed
Primary Contact Name, Title, Library/Institution, Email
Membership Affiliation (NLCA, SELA, NCSLMA, none)
Speaker 1 Contact Name, Title, Library/Institution, Email
Speaker 2 Contact Name, Title, Library/Institution, Email (if needed)
Speaker 3 Contact Name, Title, Library/Institution, Email (if needed)
Additional Speakers (if needed)
Poster Description (maximum of 200 words)
Related Tracks (will choose from list)
Is there any additional information that you would like to share with the Poster Committee?