CALL FOR PAPERS - - LRRT RESEARCH FORUMS
ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, JUNE 23-29, 2005
What are the LRRT Research Forums?
A set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of Library and Information Science (LIS) research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion. In 2005, LRRT expects to schedule two Research Forums.
Who generally makes presentations?
Practitioners, new researchers, and experienced researchers are all encouraged to present. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome. Selected presenters are expected to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference.
What types of papers are suitable for submission to the LRRT Research Forums?
LRRT welcomes papers emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Works in progress are encouraged. Papers should not be previously published nor accepted for publication by December 6, 2004.
How do I submit a paper?
Submit a notice of intent and a 500 word abstract by December 6, 2004. The notice of intent must include the following: name(s) and affiliation(s) of authors, name and mailing address of contact person, phone, fax, email, paper title, and a statement that the research is either in progress or complete. The abstract must include problem statement, problem significance, project objectives, methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress). The paper must not have been published, nor accepted for publication by December 6, 2004. Submit the notice of intent and abstract by mail, fax, or email to Jo Bell Whitlatch, 1801 Edgewood Lane, Menlo Park, CA 94025; fax, 408/808-2020; firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will papers be selected and when will I know if my paper has been accepted?
At ALA Midwinter, the LRRT Steering Committee will conduct a “blind review” process to select a maximum of 6 papers (3 for each of 2 programs). Criteria for selection are: 1) Significance of the study for LIS, 2) Quality and creativity of the methodology, and 3) Potential to fill gaps or build on previous studies in LIS. Authors of papers selected for presentation will be notified by February 15, 2005.