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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Academic Libraries 2017 Call For Digital Posters<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><span style="font-size:13.5pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Due: &nbsp;Friday, December 2, 2016<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Michigan Library Association invites you to participate in a unique presentation opportunity at the 2017 Academic
 Library Conference, Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Mott Community College in Flint.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The Academic Libraries Workgroup is seeking poster proposals for a
<b>DIGITAL poster session</b> and a <b>pre-recorded webinar series</b> that will be available to attendees as an extended research and learning opportunity. Please note that
<b>your attendance is <u>not required</u></b> with this presentation format; this is an excellent opportunity for those that are typically constrained by location or associated fees! You do not have to be a member of the Michigan Library Association for consideration.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">What is expected of you if your topic is chosen for presentation:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Submit one PowerPoint presentation that will be streamed along with other virtual posters on a monitor during the conference.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Record a webinar prior to the conference date. (This can be done remotely and should be similar to a 10-15 minute informative speech about your research. The total time commitment for the recording,
 including a practice run, will be around 30 minutes. &nbsp;MLA staff will coordinate this process with you.)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Provide contact information for inclusion in a pamphlet that will be distributed to attendees at the conference.<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The conference theme is focused on social justice in academic libraries; related research is welcomed! &nbsp;Review
 the overview of the conference by visiting the event website at: <a href="http://www.milibraries.org/events/academic-libraries-2017/">
<span style="color:blue">http://www.milibraries.org/events/academic-libraries-2017/</span></a> &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Submissions should include your proposed presentation title, contact information, abstract and proposed learning
 outcomes and be submitted <u>no later than Friday, December 2, 2016</u></span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">. The proposal submission form can be found
<a href="https://goo.gl/forms/pXOC0VJb18nEFEfQ2"><b><span style="color:blue">HERE</span></b></a><b>. &nbsp;</b>Poster proposal will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession as it relates to the conference theme of social justice, originality,
 and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Submission Link:
</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/pXOC0VJb18nEFEfQ2"><b><span style="color:blue">https://goo.gl/forms/pXOC0VJb18nEFEfQ2</span></b></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Selection notification emails will be sent to all submitters on or before Friday, December 16, 2016.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Questions may be directed to Tanya Davidson, Academic Libraries 2017 work group chair at
<a href="mailto:tanyadavidson@gmail.com"><span style="color:blue">tanyadavidson@gmail.com</span></a> or Kristy Doak, Director of Professional Development at Michigan Library Association at
<a href="mailto:kdoak@milibraries.org"><span style="color:blue">kdoak@milibraries.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Rachel Ash<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Communications and Membership Coordinator<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Michigan Library Association<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">3410 Belle Chase Way Ste. 100<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Lansing, MI 48911<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Phone: 517-394-2774 ext. 225<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Fax: 517-394-2675<o:p></o:p></p>
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