Paper and poster submissions are now being accepted for the 2011 APLA Conference happening May 16-19th in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.  You can visit the conference website at:

Papers and posters should strive to reflect this year’s conference theme: “On the Edge: Evolving Services, Extending Access and Exchanging Ideas”. Submissions from all types of libraries are encouraged, and may include research reports, demonstrations of new services or innovations, case studies or reviews.

Accepted papers will be allotted 60 minutes, with 45 minutes for the presentation, plus 10-15 minutes for introductions, questions and discussion. To be considered, please submit the following information to: Lorna Adcock ([log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> ) by Monday, January 31, 2011.
·    Title of the paper
·    Abstract of 250 words or less
·    Author(s) name(s), address, email and work phone number (please indicate corresponding author)
Those submitting proposed papers will be contacted by Monday, February 21, 2011. If required, each meeting room can be equipped with the following: laptop, projector, projection screen, podium, microphone.
You also have the option to showcase your research or recent initiative at the APLA 2011 Poster Session, organized by the Dalhousie University School of Information Management Associated Alumni.  Located in the main Exhibit Hall, APLA 2011 will include up to 30 juried posters, to be displayed during the same hours as the exhibits. Poster authors will be invited to present their posters during the lunch breaks. Please submit a description of the project (150 words or less) along with the name of the presenter and the presenter's institution, contact information, and a title for the poster, to: [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask] or call Cordelia Perry, one of the Poster Session coordinators, at 902.585.1734. The deadline is April 30,  2011.
Please note that conference registration fees will not be waived for presenters of contributed papers or posters.


Lorna Adcock


Head, Information Services

Queen Elizabeth II Library

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's NL

A1B 3Y1

Telephone: 709-864-3159

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