Call for Posters for the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

Call for Posters for the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

Call for Posters for the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

Friday, April 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education that will take place on April 11, 2014 will host a poster session. The poster session is meant to highlight current research that focuses on diversity issues within the field of information science and also unique projects or programs created to serve one or more specific diverse populations. The foci for this year’s symposium are Advocacy, Outreach, and Inclusion. We welcome all applicants whose research and initiatives encompass or are related to these themes.

The posters for the Diversity in LIS Symposium are neither refereed nor judged. However, participants will receive valuable feedback on their projects in an informal setting. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich and possibly extend your research/projects through the feedback you receive as well as to meet potential collaborators for your research interests. Since space for poster display is limited, we will continue to accept poster proposals on a first-come, first-served basis. So, turn in your proposal today!

About the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education

The Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education at the University of Maryland’s iSchool began in 2013 to bring together LIS researchers and information professionals to collaborate and share strategies on how to prepare LIS students to deliver inclusive services to diverse populations. This year the symposium on diversity in LIS Education will once again bring together those interested in serving diverse populations through their research, teaching, and practice.

Instructions for Poster Proposals

In a Word document, please include:

a.     Name and contact information

  • Full name of presenter(s)
  • Contact information (phone number and e-mail)
  • School Affiliation
  • Academic Status

b.     Poster Description

  • Poster Title
  • 50-word abstract (for symposium program)
  • Poster description (maximum of 250 words)

1.     Please email your poster proposal (a) and (b) above to Christie Kodama at by Saturday, March 15, 2014.

2.     Upon receipt of your poster proposal, we will confirm your participation in the poster session. Poster presenter(s) must register for the symposium. Registration is free.

3.     Please use the poster template and guidelines linked below in the creation of your poster and email a copy to by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Please bring your printed poster to the symposium. 

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Final Poster Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Please contact Christie Kodama, the symposium’s poster session coordinator, at if you have any questions about submitting a poster.

Thank you!   

Poster Guidelines

Poster Template