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Event Details

Name: MLA

Location: Seattle, WA

Date: May 26–31, 2017

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Welcome to the MLA '17 Lightning Talk Submission Form
The 2017 MLA Committee invites submissions for Late Breaking Lightning Talks that support the theme, “Dream, Dare, Do.” Submit using this online abstract submission site starting on Monday February 20, 2017 and ending at 6:00 p.m., central time, on Monday March 6, 2017.

Lightning Talks are brief, focus on one main point, and are verbally oriented. They will be strictly limited to no more than 5 minutes of presentation time. All Late Breaking Lightning Talks will be presented during the 3:00-4:25 pm session on Tuesday May 30.

Plan your submission using the structured abstract guidelines. When submitting structured abstracts, authors will decide whether their abstract is a research abstract or program description abstract:
  • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Program Description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.

  • When submitting your Late Breaking Lightning Talks, please include results and conclusions. These will be hidden during the peer review process. If your results and conclusions are not complete, you can indicate that they will be made available during the presentation at MLA ’17.

    Authors should select carefully, as different criteria are used to assess research and program description abstracts. All criteria for both kinds of abstracts are available in the Papers and Posters FAQ.

    Late Breaking Lightning Talks acceptance or decline letters will be sent by Thursday, March 30.

    For more information, contact: Ryan Harris, AHIP (rharris@hshsl.umaryland.edu).

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    Questions? Organizers: Mary Oberman - moberman@heiexpo.com / (800) 752-6312