Deadline for Proposal Submission:
Notification of Proposal Acceptance:
Deadline for Unredacted Final Abstracts:
Call for Proposal Submissions
The Program Committee invites poster, paper, and lightning talk abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 South Central Chapter Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually in October. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, August 31st. Submissions are being accepted for papers, posters/lightning talks, and round tables. Papers will have 15 minutes for their presentation (5 minutes for Q&A), while lightning talks and poster presentations will have 5 minutes (and be prerecorded!).
Acceptance will be announced (via email to primary author) by September 21st. Specific instructions for posters and lightning talks will be available at that time.
Proposals will undergo blind review, so be sure that your abstract is blinded (from institution/location) to ensure fair consideration. You will have the opportunity to update your abstract prior to the conference.
Submissions should be in the structured abstract format and should be designated whether they are Research or Non-Research. Please remember that only entries in the Research category are eligible for the SCAMeL-sponsored SCC/MLA Elizabeth K. Eaton, PhD Research Awards for exceptional research.
For guidance in determining whether to submit an abstract as Research or Non-Research, please see MLA’s The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers.
IMPORTANT: If you are at an institution that blocks Google Forms, then please download and complete the SCC/MLA 2021 Call for Submissions form ( ).
FAQs - Papers, Lightning/Poster Talks, Round Tables
The following questions about the papers and lightning/poster talks were received prior to the 2020 Virtual Meeting, so we offer these answers in advance of the 2021 Virtual Meeting to help provide some guidance.
1. Do papers only get one slide?
2. Do I do a lightning talk or a poster?
Lightning talks and posters have a 5-minute recording limit; the shape/quantity of slides is up to the creators/presenters. Be sure to design content that will be clear on computer screens.
3. Where do I send unredacted final abstracts?
4. Are the presentations being recorded?
5. When am I presenting my paper or lightning/poster talk Q&A?
6. What is a round table?