Call for Proposals

UPDATE: Deadline to submit proposals has been extended to July 15

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference provides an opportunity for those interested in advancing the library assessment and user experience conversation to gather together to share and discuss practical ideas and information.

The Southeastern Library Assessment Conference invites session and poster proposals for the November 10-11, 2021, conference presented virtually.


Session Proposals:

Proposed sessions should be designed to fit within a 45-minute timeframe, including Q&A.


Poster Proposals (New for 2021):

In response to attendee feedback, this year’s conference will include poster presentations. Posters provide an excellent opportunity to share new or in-progress research, discuss an innovative program or project, or highlight a case study. Posters allow authors to share their content visually through a combination of graphics and text which viewers can read at their leisure. Authors will also have the opportunity to interact with conference participants during a live question and answer session.

We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to assessment in libraries of all types, including, but not limited to:

  • Budget

  • Collaborations

  • Collections

  • Data ethics and privacy

  • Demonstrating value

  • Developing a culture of assessment

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation

  • Industry surveys, e.g., IPEDS, ACRL

  • Library instruction

  • Marketing and communications

  • Outreach activities

  • Role of the assessment librarian

  • Services

  • Software demonstration

  • Spaces and facilities

  • Special collections and archives

  • Unique methods

  • User experience

Proposals should include:

  • Presentation or Poster title

  • Name, institution, position title, and email address of each presenter

  • Abstract of 200 words or fewer

  • Brief 2-3 sentence abstract suitable for the conference website, program, and marketing materials

  • For research/projects: Current status, i.e., under consideration; in progress/ongoing -OR- results in hand and ready to report

  • Whether the research/project/training has been previously published or presented

  • At least 3 learning outcomes to be addressed during the presentation

Important dates:

  • June 30, 2021: July 15, 2021: Deadline to submit proposals

  • July 1, 2021: Conference registration opens

  • By July 15, 2021 August 5, 2021: Submitters will be notified of the status of proposals

  • October 31, 2021: Regular registration closes