How to Submit a Poster Session

Thank you for your interest in the ALA Poster Sessions.

Go to the Poster Session Submission Site

Please go to the site, create a login, and scroll down to the ALA Poster Session Link on the Welcome Page. Proposals are due by January 17, 2014.

After logging in please click on the ALA Poster Submission Link on the bottom of the Welcome Page. Follow steps 1 thru 4 and make sure it says Session Submission Complete after you have clicked finished. The Submitting author (Contact Author) will get the confirmation email that your poster has been submitted.  You can edit your submission until the deadline of January 17, 2014.

If you have questions about the status of your submission please email Candace Benefiel, Poster Session Review Panel Chair. If you have any technical questions on submitting, please contact Alicia Navarro at

A common question is: What information will I need to provide on the web form? It's a good idea to save this information in your own document, say, in Microsoft Word, and then cut and paste. Don't bother formatting any text; it won't show up and may even make your submission look funny.

Here are the fields you will be asked to provide. Fields in BOLD are required:

  • Title: Consider choosing a title that is short enough to be cast in an extra large font, which can be read from a distance.
  • Abstract: 250 words or less/plain-text only, no
    formatting describing your proposal, its impact, and how you will present it
  • Author's Last Name
  • Author's First Name
  • Email Address - Only one email per person is permitted
  • Affiliation
  • Street Address
  • Department/Unit/Mailcode
  • City
  • U.S. State
  • Non-U.S. Province
  • Country
  • Zip or Postal Code
  • Phone Number (with area code)
  • Subject (Choose from the list provided)


You can submit multiple authors, but the author that is submitting will be the contact person. The submitter will receive all communication about the poster session, including the notification of acceptance.

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