MAALL 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

Closed for program proposals. Extended for poster proposals through Aug. 1, 2018.

Conference logo design by Hannah Alcasid, Electronic Information & Data Support Technician, Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University.

Join your colleagues Oct. 11-13 at the 2018 MAALL Annual Meeting in Memphis and explore ways to Develop a Winning Strategy.

The conference theme encompasses developing both strategic initiatives and an energizing, collaborative work environment. How are you planning and assessing library services and collections?  What kind of win-win relationships have you developed to further your mission? How do you infuse your work with creative thinking or a sense of meaningful fun? How are you strategically approaching budgeting, teaching, marketing, or collection development?

Please help us make this another exceptional conference by submitting a program or poster session. Anyone may submit a proposal, regardless of MAALL membership status. Presenters are required to pay the conference registration fee.


Any topic of interest to law librarians is valid. Theme connections may include

  • Undertaking strategic initiatives
  • Planning and assessing
  • Developing search strategies
  • Developing win-win relationships
  • Developing personal skills and strategies for success
  • Incorporating creativity and play into your work
  • Identifying rules and patterns
  • Predicting environmental influences and future events

See also specific topics suggested by members.


Program sessions can be 45 or 60 minutes. Programs can follow a variety of formats. We encourage audience engagement — idea sharing, question and answer, small group discussion, etc. 

Consider the following formats:

  • Speaker(s)—One or two people present on a topic or idea.
  • Panel Discussion—Three to five speakers each present briefly on a topic, may be moderated.
  • Roundtable—Small group discussion of a topic proposed by a moderator.
  • Salon—Similar to a roundtable, a moderator chooses a video/book/other media and discussion points, and all attendees participate in the conversation.
  • Ignite—Four to six speakers with short, timed presentations. All speakers have a central idea, each presents, followed by discussion.
In addition to programs, we are also seeking posters. 
  • Poster—Convey your ideas visually. Posters will be set up for attendees to view on their own, and there will also be a scheduled poster session when presenters will be on hand to discuss the poster content.


Please complete the proposal form by April 30, 2018. Extended for poster proposals through Aug. 1. Submit using Poster Proposal Form.


Please contact a member of the Program Committee to ask about the submission process, seek suggestions for potential contributors, or get additional information:

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Hope to see you in Memphis this fall!

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