Annual Conference Call for Posters

MiALA invites you and your colleagues to submit poster proposals for the 5th annual conference to be held May 14 & 15, 2020 at Ferris State University. The conference theme for this year is "Grounded and Growing." 

The need to grow and change is a constant for libraries as we respond and adapt to our evolving academic environments. As we celebrate 5 years of MiALA and look towards the future of the organization, we will explore the ways academic libraries are initiating and managing change, not just redefining and reevaluating, but growing from a place that is grounded in our strengths and aligned with community needs. How do we continue what is working and critically examine and pivot from what is not?

We welcome posters in any topic related to work in academic libraries, and particularly if they have a connection to the conference theme. Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges). Poster proposals should include a description of no more than 300 words. They will be evaluated on relevance to the academic library profession, originality and creativity, and clarity/applicability of content and outcomes.

You DO NOT need to be a member of MiALA to submit a proposal. Regardless of the decision on a proposal, MiALA encourages you to attend the conference. Poster session proposals may also be submitted if your presentation proposal is not accepted.

Prior to submitting your proposal, please review the poster guidelines available here.  After reviewing the poster guidelines, you can submit your proposal using the form located here.

The deadline to submit your poster proposal is February 21, 2020. Stay tuned for more information on which poster proposals have been accepted.

The primary contact listed on each proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted; decisions on all proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by March 13, 2020.

Questions can be sent to David Scott at Questions about the conference in general can be sent to