Annual Conference Poster Guide

2024 Annual Conference Poster Session Guidelines & Information

A Poster Session is a graphic presentation of an author's research. Authors/Presenters illustrate their findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and a small amount of text on the poster boards. Participation from librarians, library staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries is encouraged.  We welcome proposals on any topic related to academic libraries.
Presenters will hold discussions with attendees who are circulating among the poster boards. Many presenters find it helpful to present a brief introduction to answer the obvious questions and all the remainder of the time for more in-depth discussions. Presenters are expected to be present for the entire session.

Presenters are encouraged (but not required) to submit an electronic version of their poster and/or supplemental handouts for posting on the Annual Conference archive page.

Registration Information
  • Proposal submitters and Poster Session presenters do not need to be members of MiALA
  • Poster Session presenters must register for the conference 
General Information
  • Each Poster Session station will have a six-foot easel and a foam core poster board measuring 3 feet (36 inches) TALL and 4 feet (48 inches) WIDE. (A table for handouts can be available upon request prior to the conference)
  • The maximum poster size should be no larger than the size of the poster board which is 3 feet (36 inches) TALL and 4 feet (48 inches) WIDE. All posters will be mounted horizontally.
  • The minimum poster size recommended is 2 feet (24 inches) by 3 feet (36 inches) so attendees can see the poster from at least three feet away.
  • Push pins, tape, and binder clips will be available for mounting your poster onto the poster board.
  • Posters must be placed on poster boards prior to the Poster Session. More information to be announced.
  • Posters must remain on the boards throughout the entire Poster Session.
  • Posters need to be removed after the Poster Session.
  • Bring only items which can be mounted on poster boards. There will be no electrical or projection capabilities provided.
  • All items for posting should be prepared in advance, with posting alone remaining. Graphic supplies and/or in-house printing will not be available.
  • All presentation materials should be prepared for quick assembly prior to the beginning of the Poster Session.
  • If you will have supplemental handouts, you will be responsible for printing/bringing handouts to the Poster Session.
Photos from the 2018 Annual Conference Poster Session