Presentation on theme: "Writing a Winning Poster Session Proposal Presented by Fran Kaufmannn President NJLA/CUS,ACRL/NJ Chapter NJLA Poster Session Workshop."— Presentation transcript:
Writing a Winning Poster Session Proposal Presented by Fran Kaufmannn President NJLA/CUS,ACRL/NJ Chapter NJLA Poster Session Workshop November 1, 2004
First Things First Watch Listservs, Professional Journals & Websites for “Call for Participation” Notices Read and Review Proposal Guidelines Carefully for Specifications Review Selection Criteria Carefully
Choosing a Topic What is the Conference Theme? Use “Topic Lists” from the Call for Participation to Guide You “So What Factor”* Will Topic Attract & Engage an Audience? Can Topic be Presented Visually & Dynamically ? *Larry Hardesty, Chair, 11 th National ACRL Conference
Choosing a Topic Are YOU Excited about the Topic? Will Topic Stimulate Interest and Discussion? Is Topic Timely and Practical?
Look Before You Leap Review Past Poster Session Topics Review Literature for Level of Topic Saturation “Test the Waters” - Are Colleagues, Peers Interested in Topic? Present Alone or With Other(s) ?
Writing the Proposal Follow Guidelines for Content, Format, Number of Words, Other Submission Requirements Catchy Title/Topic Gets Attention Summarize the Why, What, When, Where, How of Your Topic
Before You Submit ! Review Proposal for Context, Clarity, Grammar and Spelling Ask Peers to Read and Offer Feedback Re-check all Submission Requirements Adhere to Deadline – Submit! Good Luck!
Yes! There is a Life “After the Poster Session” Post It on Your Own Web Page Create a Web Page Publicize Your Success to Library Administration, Stakeholders, Public Relations Officers Write a Journal Article You’re a Pro Now - Present Another Poster Session