[library-media] Call for Papers--MPLA Professional Forum

Matt McLain mmclain at utah.gov
Thu Nov 18 07:24:29 MST 2010

Hi School Library Friends,
This was forwarded to me and I thought you might be interested in the opportunity.
Matt McLain
Youth Services Coordinator
Utah State Library
mmclain at utah.gov
(801) 715-6742
Call for Papers
MPLA Professional Forum
(The deadline for submitting papers for the MPLA Professional Forum is Friday, February 4.)
Mountain Plains Library Association's (MPLA) announces a call for papers to be presented, with the co-sponsorship of Montana Library Association, at:
MLA/MPLA Joint Conference
Billings, Montana, April 9, 2011
The MPLA Professional Forum is designed to present new ideas, innovations, and case studies in librarianship that would benefit the profession.  Research methodology is encouraged, but not essential.
School and public librarians, as well as those from academia, are encouraged to participate.  The papers are peer reviewed; a prize will be awarded to the winning paper presentation.
Guidelines for Papers
      *     Problems are clearly identified and solutions proposed
      *     Themes can include locally implemented experiences
(successes or failures), theoretical models, statistical studies, or state of the art reviews.
      *     Although formal research methodology is not required, papers should develop clear positions or concepts.
Papers will be judged on:
Significance of topics (15 points)
Development of concept and quality of organization (20 points) 
Clarity of ideas and objectives (10 points)
Final presentations will be judged at the annual conference on:
Objectives evident, with clear ideas and concepts (15 points) 
Quality of organization (15 points) 
Quality of presentation, use of visuals, etc. (15 points)
Submission Requirements
*     Papers must be original-not published or presented elsewhere
*     Selected authors will make presentations at the conference
*     Papers (2-6 pages in length) must be submitted electronically to  mary.caspers-graper at sdstate.edu
<mailto:mary.caspers-graper at sdstate.edu> no later than 4 February 2011.  
For more information contact:
Mary Caspers-Graper, Hilton M. Briggs Library, SDSU, Box 2115, Brookings, SD 57007-1098
<mailto:mary.caspers-graper at sdstate.edu>        (605) 688-5565
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