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CALL FOR Poster PROPOSALS: NCLA 65th Biennial Conference

Deadline: June 16, 2023

The North Carolina Library Association invites poster proposals for the 65th Biennial NCLA Conference, to be held October 16-20, 2023. The theme for this conference is "Cultivating Community: Strengthening Roots, Supporting New Growth." People, communities, and libraries, like plants, need strong roots and supportive structures to truly grow and thrive. We want to cultivate these communities through coming together to exchange ideas, rejuvenate ourselves, and come away with seeds of change and growth, ready to strengthen our own roots.

We encourage poster proposals that represent all aspects of library work (including technical services, access services, interlibrary loan, reference, instruction, library administration, technology, youth services, archives, and more) and all types of library workers (including librarians, library students, paraprofessionals, and members of underrepresented groups).

Note that there are two presentation options this year for poster proposals:

    • Virtual-Only > A fully virtual conference day will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023. 
      • Virtual posters will be pre-recorded, and presenters will submit their recording to the Posters Committee ahead of the conference. Presenters must caption their recordings or provide a transcription for accessibility. Presenters are expected to be available to respond to attendee questions and comments.
    • In-Person > The in-person conference will be held October 17-20, 2023 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. 
      • In-person poster presenters are expected to arrive at their designated location 10-15 minutes before the start of their session and stay for the entirety of their session.

Submit a VIRTUAL Poster Proposal for the 2023 NCLA Conference

Submit an IN-PERSON Poster Proposal for the 2023 NCLA Conference

Poster proposals submitted as virtual cannot be transferred to the in-person conference or vice-versa. Additional details about each format will be provided after acceptance.

All poster proposals will be reviewed by members of the Posters Committee. Evaluation criteria include: clarity of proposal, connection to conference theme, and relevance and appeal of topic.

The deadline for poster proposal submission is June 16, 2023. Poster acceptance emails will be sent by July 21, 2023. Poster design guidelines will be provided to presenters and posted on the conference website after July 24, 2023.

Proposal information needed:

  • Primary contact name, email address
  • Membership affiliation (NLCA, SELA, NCSLMA, none)
  • Speaker 1 name, email address, title, library/institution
  • Speaker 2 name, email address, title, library/institution (if applicable)
  • Speaker 3 name, email address, title, library/institution (if applicable)
  • Additional speakers (if applicable)
  • Poster title
  • Poster description (maximum 200 words)
  • Poster takeaways (maximum 3)
  • Related tracks (choose from list)
  • Additional information to share with the Posters Committee (if applicable)

Please direct any questions to .


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