Presenters

Welcome 2018 LAC Presenters!

Getting to the Conference

Please visit our registration and local info pages for information on registering, housing, and traveling to the conference venue.

Paper Presenters

Planning Your Presentation

Time your presentation so that you do not exceed the time limit of 12–13 minutes. There will be 2–3 minutes for Q&A after each presentation. Presentations are limited to 2 speakers. There will be a few minutes after all the presentations for general Q&A.

Presenters should discuss the key points of their work within the allotted time frame. Presenters should prepare to submit their draft paper in advance of the conference (due November 1), as well as their final paper for the conference proceedings (due January 15, 2019), but should avoid reading their paper during the session. PowerPoint presentations will be loaded online and on the computer in the session room in advance of the conference. Please see our accessibility guidelines page for important information about making your presentation accessible.

You may choose to include handouts with your presentation. Please limit handouts to those needed for audience participation. You are responsible for bringing handouts to the conference. In addition, please upload handouts with your PowerPoint file so they can be placed on the conference website.

What to Expect During the Session

Each session will include 4–6 paper presentations on a common theme. A moderator will welcome the audience, coordinate the speakers, and keep time. View the schedule page to find your session time. Presenters will speak in the order listed in the conference program.

Each room will be equipped with:

  • Podium and microphone
  • Access to power
  • PC laptop and wifi
  • Presentations pre-loaded to the computer. Please upload your file to the shared Google Drive folder by November 30. If you could not upload your presentation or had last minute changes, please bring your presentation on a jump drive.

Draft and Final Paper Submissions

Draft papers are due November 1, 2018. Please upload your file here. Please name your file as Corresponding author last name and first few words of the title (example: Belanger-Getting to Scale).

Final papers (to be published in the conference proceedings) are due January 15, 2018. Please see the paper guidelines page for specifics on formatting. More information on sending the final paper files is forthcoming.

All Presenters (Paper and Poster)

Don’t forget to check out our resources page for tips on creating effective presentations and posters.

Uploading Your Digital Files

For paper presenters: please upload your presentation file(s) in this Google Drive folder by November 30, 2018 (5:00 p.m. eastern standard time).

Please name your file as Corresponding author last name and first few words of the title (example: Belanger-Getting to Scale). If submitting a handout, please attache “handout” to the end of the file name (example: Belanger-Getting to Scale-handout). If you haves trouble uploading your file, please email it to laconf@arl.org.

For poster presenters: We’d like to provide digital files of the posters in advance of the conference. Please upload the PDF of your digital file(s) in this Google Drive folder by November 30, 2018.

Please name your file as Corresponding author last name and first few words of the title (example: Zaugg-Using Prototypes). If submitting a handout, please attached “handout” to the end of the file name (example: Zaugg-Using Prototypes-handout). If have trouble uploading your file, please email it to laconf@arl.org.

Please see the poster guidelines page for important information about setup, materials, and shipping.

Code of Conduct

The 2018 Library Assessment Conference Code of Conduct applies to presenters and attendees.

Social Media

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @LA_Conference and use the hashtag #LAC18.

Questions & On-Site Support

Please email Angela at laconf@arl.org with any questions. For questions on site, please ask for Angela Pappalardo, Sue Baughman, or Steve Hiller at the registration desk, or connect with any member of the 2018 Steering Committee.

Paper
Guidelines

Papers should present innovative approaches and/or research that is well underway or has been implemented/concluded. Draft papers are due November 1, 2018. Final papers are due by January 15, 2019. Papers are expected to be 3,000–5,000 words for the conference proceedings.

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Poster
Guidelines

A poster is a formal graphic presentation of a topic displayed on poster board. This format offers an excellent opportunity for presenting specialized studies or gathering detailed feedback on work, results, and action. Posters will be exhibited and presented during a reception and attendees will vote for the top posters.

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Accessible Presentations

The Library Assessment Conference is committed to providing access to its web content to people with disabilities. To help us meet our commitment, please follow these guidelines when creating PowerPoint slides and posters to be shown at the conference and subsequently posted to the website.

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Training and Resources

Tips for creating an effective presentation and poster design.

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