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Abstract submissions are due by Saturday, May 27, 2017.  

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit by June 16, 2017.

The submission portal is closed.  Thank you for your submissions!

Accepted presenters should expect to register and attend the meeting.




For contributed posters:

      Lara Sapp


For contributed papers or lightning talks:

      Talicia Tarver



Call for Papers and Posters

Call for Papers, Posters, or Lightning Talks

2017 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting

October 20 – 24

You are invited to submit proposals for contributed papers, posters or lightning talks for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association in Staunton, VA, October 20-24, 2017.

The meeting theme is “Face Your Fears” and will take place at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, in historic Downtown Staunton, home to a vibrant arts and culinary culture. Nearby you can visit wineries, spas, boutiques, pubs, and galleries and hike or bike through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Staunton has something for everyone!

Proposals should relate to the meeting’s theme. We are interested in scenarios in which presenters faced a specific fear (institutional, professional, etc.) and how they harnessed the power of information to resolve that fear. We also welcome proposals that address patron’s fears in an ever-changing information landscape.

Deadline for submissions: May 27, 2017 June 16, 2017



Ready to submit?

Abstracts must be 300 words maximum. A structured abstract format is required. See MLA’s Research Section for guidance on structured abstracts:

  • Submissions will be evaluated for originality, innovation, organization, and clarity of presentation, as well as relevance to the meeting’s theme.
  • Additional information (such as schedule and set up instructions) will be sent with acceptance notification.
  • Presenters must be authors and registered for the meeting.

The submission portal is now closed.  Thank you for your submissions.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 14th, 2017.


Proposal Format

Structuring the Proposal

You will be asked to submit background, methods, results, and conclusions for your proposal.  For more information on structured abstracts, please see MLA’s Research Section’s “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers."

The MAC Research & Assessment Committee will consider submissions for first and second place awards which will also receive cash awards. Award details will be available soon.


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