Poster Session Proposals

***The deadline for proposal submissions was January 28, 2019; proposals are no longer being accepted.***
***Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!***

The LOEX YEAR Conference Planning Committee invites 1) graduate students in library and information science programs and 2) library fellows and residents to submit proposals to host a poster session at the NUMBER Annual LOEX Conference in City_State.

Poster sessions should visually convey research in the areas of instruction and information literacy. They typically take the form of an exhibit and should include brief narratives, data, and graphics that quickly summarize the presenter'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 their topic. Successful poster proposals reflect elements of one (or more) of the conference tracks.

  • Lead & Innovate: Blazing New Trails
    Leading a class, group or an institution on a new path can be both exciting and scary, even potentially terrifying. In this track, tell us about your new paths and how you braved the untouched wilderness. What technologies and innovative strategies have you tried? How have you led development of your instruction program? What new philosophies or theories are going into your work? How have you led your colleagues or students on new teaching and learning trails?

  • Collaboration: The S’more the Merrier
    S’mores are a delicious campsite delicacy of graham cracker, chocolate and roasted marshmallow - almost a perfect culinary collaboration. In this track, tell us how you have perfected a collaboration or started a new one. Share your advice on keeping successful collaborations or knowing when it is time to part ways. How has working with people with different backgrounds or goals affected your collaborations?

  • Strategies for Outreach & Engagement: Navigating the 10,000 Lakes
    Take a hike! Leaving your campsite but not getting lost is essential in discovering new paths, lakes, and vistas. This also holds true for getting out of the library and exploring the campus and community. Getting out and about allows us the opportunity to meet new populations and learn about their needs. In this track, tell us how you have worked outside of the library. How have you developed successful campus initiatives? Community initiatives? What have you gotten out of it? How do you measure impact? How do you engage with diverse populations, such as the international student community?

  • Pedagogy & Information Literacy: Jumping into the Deep End
    There is always more to learn and our students are ever changing. We are never done learning about teaching and literacies (e.g., information, digital, media, data, etc.). In this track, tell us how you have continued to develop your pedagogy skills. How do you teach students from varying backgrounds? How do we teach students to swim with the shark-infested information landscapes of propaganda and fake news? What theories, strategies, or techniques did you use to make your dip into the classroom successful? What tools or websites, provided floaties or life jackets for new swimmers?

  • Facilitating Student Research: Igniting the Flame
    Like the spark from a campfire, our students are curious - how do we fan the spark to ignite the flames? In this track, tell us how you have facilitated student curiosity and research. How did you prepare students for faculty sponsored research? For new types of scholarship (e.g., media, digital humanities, etc.)? For emerging technologies such as 3D printing or using makerspaces? How did you support their entrepreneurial interests? Support their co-curriculum research? Support their service-learning projects or student activism?

  • Assessment: Are We There Yet?
    We have all been a long road trip where it feels like your destination can’t come fast enough. Assessment can take many forms from quick on-the-spot feedback to year-long projects. In this track, tell us how you prepared for an assessment journey. What were your routes to collect useful and usable data (qualitative, quantitative, mixed)? How have you changed your route or practice based on data? How have you dealt with results that failed to meet your hopes or expectations? What were the guideposts along the way which guided you to a new path?


Proposals for poster sessions will be limited to graduate students currently enrolled in library and information science programs and to library residents or fellows who have been in the field no more than two years.

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. Photocopying and materials to make the poster will be the presenter's responsibility. Poster session presenters will be expected to informally discuss their presentations and answer questions on POSTER SESSION DATE and Time.

Submission Information

***The deadline for proposal submissions was January 28, 2019; proposals are no longer being accepted.***

Proposals can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by POSTER PROPOSAL DUE DATE.

If your proposal is accepted, then you will be automatically registered for the conference, and required to pay the poster session registration amount ($95 for students; half-off regular registration fee for residents/fellows) by PAYMENT DEADELINE.

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 for poster presenters: POSTER CONTACT PERSON at POSTER EMAIL


  • POSTER PROPOSAL DUE DATE: Deadline to submit poster session proposal
  • POSTER ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION DATE: Notification of acceptance of poster sessions
  • CONFERENCE_DATES: NUMBER Annual LOEX Conference in City_State

Poster Proposal Selection Criteria

The following will be considered:

  • Relevance and importance of the topic to instruction and information literacy across institutional types
  • Originality of the topic
  • Clarity of evidence of presenter's knowledge and experience with topic

Presenter Benefits

  • Eligible for the poster session registration fee ($95 for students / half off regular fee for fellows or residents)
  • Contribute to the field of library instruction and information literacy
  • Develop excellent experience to include on a resume
  • Obtain valuable feedback from a wide cross-section of librarians from across the country, including some who are on university/college hiring committees
  • Receive automatic registration for the LOEX conference