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2019 OPAL Annual Conference

Poster proposals

OPAL members and guests* are invited to submit proposals for the 2019 Conference

Poster Session Proposals due June 1, 2019

<Breakout session proposal submissions are closed>

The annual conference is held to promote the work of OPAL libraries, to share information and practices among academic libraries, to provide vision for future OPAL activities, and to recognize the achievements of OPAL libraries and staff. The 2019 conference will be held August 1-2, 2019 at the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati.

We welcome posters on any creative or interesting project you’d like to share! We recommend a self-standing tri-fold (e.g. or single panel (easels available). Note that posters will be set out all day Friday, with a 60-minute session devoted to sharing posters with attendees.

Suggested Topics

  • Information literacy, bibliographic instruction, or trends in library & research instruction
  • Outreach & instruction to different student cohorts: first-years, graduate students, online/distance, international
  • Creating inviting spaces in your library, library renovations
  • Special collections & archives, preservation, etc. 
  • Cataloging: RDA, linked data, cooperative cataloging, etc.
  • Technical services: processes, efficiencies, tips, training
  • Circulation, PCIRC, ILL, etc.
  • Library statistics & data-driven decision making
  • Student staff training & duties 
  • Collection management, weeding, acquisitions, book repair, etc.
  • Technology in the library: LibGuides, social media, digitization projects, online tutorials, open educational resources (OER), etc.
  • Building relationships with or collaborating with other departments (internal) or community organizations (external)
  • Assessment, accreditation
  • And more!

* Guests refer to our colleagues in academic libraries that are not part of an OPAL institution. 

Submit your poster proposal here!