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Georgia Libraries Conference with SELA 2020 Presentation Proposals
This year, the Georgia Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association join up to celebrate SELA’s 100th anniversary. We invite you to be a part of this exciting conference by submitting a panel, workshop, or meeting proposal. The Georgia Libraries Conference with SELA will be held at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon, Georgia on October 7-9, 2020.

Our theme this year is “Everyone In!”

The theme, "Everyone In!" encourages new and existing members to become engaged with GLA and SELA, either through presenting at the conference or working behind the scenes. It also reflects the important roles libraries play in promoting participation in the 2020 census, the election year, and the work we all do in our communities.

All presenters/panelists must register and pay for the conference at the published rates. If the presenter/panelist will only be at the conference for the day of the presentation, a one-day registration rate is available. For more information regarding registration, please contact the Classic Center Registration Office at (706) 357-4419. The Classic Center (based in Athens, Georgia) will be handling all registrations at the 2020 Macon conference.

Pre-conference sessions will be scheduled between 9 AM and 4 PM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Conference sessions, demonstrations/vendor updates, poster presentations and meetings will be scheduled at various times during the conference days of Wednesday, October 7 through Friday, October 9. Changes will not be made to schedules once proposals are selected and the program is set.

The proposal deadline for sessions is May 1, 2020.

The proposal deadline for pre-conferences is April 10, 2020.

The decisions of the Programming Committee will be communicated via email to the primary proposer by May 11th. All decisions of the Programming Committee are final. Any changes to presenter(s) or programs must be made within one week of proposal approval.

If you have any questions regarding presentation proposals, please contact Jacqueline Radebaugh at radebaugh_jacqueline@columbusstate.edu.

Session Formats

The session formats are described below:

Modified Pecha Kucha Lightning Talks: Five-minute presentations in which you present 15 slides at 20 seconds each. For more information about Pecha Kucha, please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha

Quick Takes: Twenty-minute talks on projects with take-aways and lessons learned

Program Sessions/Panels: Forty-five-minute in-depth discussions with one or more speakers

Pre-Conference Presentations: Three to four hours, Wednesday only

Poster Sessions: Described below.

Poster Session Guidelines

Presenters are responsible for:
Actual poster with backing for support and visual materials which comprise the presentation
Printing of any handouts
Sign-up sheet and business cards to record interest or follow-up for the presentation
Easel--If you choose to display your poster using an easel, you MUST bring one with you.

Conference host is responsible for
One table per presenter(s) for the poster and supplementary materials.

Poster sessions provide an informal forum to report innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to librarianship. Posters may include narratives, tables, graphs, and handouts. They must be in print format. An articulate, expressive poster will contain only the crucial points of the research.
Creating/Mounting your Georgia Libraries Conference with SELA poster:

Dimensions for your poster should not exceed 4 feet wide x 3 feet high. Posters should be a balance between informative and artistic, and they should strive to highlight pertinent information while keeping in mind the logistics of the attendees effectively reading and understanding the topic presented. The presenter’s name and institution should also be available on the poster.

Please arrive at the designated poster session area approximately 20 minutes ahead of the Poster Session to set up your poster. Requests or inquiries should be directed to Jacqueline Radebaugh at: radebaugh_jacqueline@columbusstate.edu

Other Important Guidelines

EQUIPMENT: The Georgia Libraries Conference with SELA does not provide laptops. Projectors will be available in each presentation room.

INTERNET: There is wireless Internet throughout the convention center, the strength and availability of the signal will vary, and access is not guaranteed. You should consider bringing all materials needed for your program in multiple formats and saved to multiple devices.

PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES: All presenters who are engaged in, preparing for, or retired from the media/library/education professions in Georgia are required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Any approved pre-conference session must cover all associated costs. The Georgia Libraries Conference with SELA bears no responsibility for charges incurred by any pre-conference session. If pre-conference sessions require additional funds, please detail in the space provided below and, if the pre-conference is selected, it can be included on the registration form.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Georgia Libraries Conference with SELA does not make travel arrangements for speakers and presenters. Presenters and/or the proposers are responsible for making these arrangements. All presenters and panelists are expected to pay for conference registration; at least one-day registration is required.

Tracks

Access and Information Services
Administration & Management
Assessment
Library Instruction/Instructional Technology
Outreach & Advocacy
Professional Development
Innovative Programs
Technical Services/ E-Resources
Youth Services

Intended Audiences

Academic Libraries
Public Libraries
School Libraries
Corporate, government and special libraries
All Library Types
Emerging Librarians/MLIS Students
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Program Description: Brief description of your program for inclusion in the conference materials (max: 100 words) *
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Abstract: Describe your program in detail for evaluation by the Program Committee (max: 300 words) *
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Poster Session Guidelines
Presenters are responsible for:

• Actual poster with backing for support and visual materials which comprise the presentation
• Printing of any handouts
• Sign-up sheet and business cards to record interest or follow-up for the presentation
• Easel--If you choose to display your poster using an easel, you MUST bring one with you.

Conference host is responsible for

• One table per presenter(s) for the poster and supplementary materials.

Poster sessions provide an informal forum to report innovative projects, introduce new services and resources, or test research ideas of interest to librarianship. Posters may include narratives, tables, graphs, and handouts. They must be in print format. An articulate, expressive poster will contain only the crucial points of the research.
Creating/Mounting your Georgia Libraries/SELA Conference poster:

Dimensions for your poster should not exceed 4 feet wide x 3 feet high. Posters should be a balance between informative and artistic, and they should strive to highlight pertinent information while keeping in mind the logistics of the attendees effectively reading and understanding the topic presented. The presenter’s name and institution should also be available on the poster.

Please arrive at the designated poster session area approximately 20 minutes ahead of the Poster Session to set-up poster. Requests or inquiries should be directed to Jacqueline Radebaugh at radebaugh_jacqueline@columbusstate.edu.

Other Important Guidelines

EQUIPMENT: The Georgia Libraries/SELA Conference does not provide laptops. Projectors will be available in each presentation room.

INTERNET: There is wireless Internet throughout the convention center, the strength and availability of the signal will vary, and access is not guaranteed. You should consider bringing all materials needed for your program in multiple formats and saved to multiple devices.

PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES: All presenters who are engaged in, preparing for, or retired from the media/library/education professions in Georgia are required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Any approved pre-conference session must cover all associated costs. The Georgia Libraries Conference bears no responsibility for charges incurred by any pre-conference session. If pre-conference sessions require additional funds, please detail in the space provided below and, if the pre-conference is selected, it can be included on the registration form.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Georgia Libraries Conference does not make travel arrangements for speakers and presenters. Presenters and/or the proposers are responsible for making these arrangements. All presenters and panelists are expected to pay for conference registration; at least one-day registration is required.
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