ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 
2012 Poster Session Call for Proposals 

The Women and Gender Studies Section will hold its fifth annual Research Poster Session during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim on Saturday, June 23, 2012 , from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress. Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives. 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching methods, instruction, information technology, collection development, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with academic faculty. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women's Studies Librarianship ( ). 

Applicants chosen to present their work at the poster session are expected to supply presentation materials, including poster boards. Tables for presentation materials will be provided. Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession. 

The committee will use a blind peer review process. 

Selection criteria: 

1. Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women and Gender Studies Section members and/or women and gender studies topics. 

2. Originality of the project. 

Proposal submission instructions: 

1. Proposals should include: 

* Title of the proposal 
* Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font) 
* Name of applicant(s) 
* Affiliation (s) 
* Applicant Email address(es), Phone number(s) 
* Are you a member of the Women and Gender Studies Section? 

If you would like to become a member, go to: 

2. NOTE: Submission deadline: March 30th, 2012 

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Jennifer Gilley, Chair, Research Committee ( [log in to unmask] ) 

4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 30th, 2012 . 


Dolores Fidishun, Ed.D. 
Head Librarian 
Penn State Abington College and Penn State Great Valley Libraries 
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Penn State Abington College Library 
1600 Woodland Rd. 
Abington, PA 19001 
Abington phone: 215-881-7425 

Penn State Great Valley Library 
30 E. Swedesford Rd. 
Malvern, PA 19355 
Great Valley Phone 610-648-3227