Call for Papers & Posters

Call for papers is now close. 

Notifications of whether your proposal has been successful will be sent during the week beginning 27th January 2020.

Those who have been successful must confirm their acceptance and attendance at the conference no later than 5pm Friday 7th February 2020. Please be advised that all presenters have to pay the registration fee and have to be available to attend.

Type of submissions:

  1. Parallel papers: 20 minute presentation followed by questions

Submit a 300 word (max) abstract describing that the presentation is about.

Please note the following:

  • A presentation on a completed or current project that showcases the conference theme with a focus on the practical
  • Presenters may be required to participate in a panel Q & A session
  • Presenters may be recorded during live streaming. A recording of their talk and a copy of their slides may be published online after the conference.
  • Papers may be included in either plenary or parallel sessions, but we will advise you accordingly.
  • Presenters are required to submit the final version of their presentation by Wednesday, 18th March 2020.
  • Presentation for papers should be created in MS PowerPoint or as a PDF.
  • If you require any other technical support (other than laptop and screen), please let us know when you send in your abstract.
  1. Posters:

Submit a 100 word (max) abstract describing what the poster is about.

Please note the following:

  • Poster presenter(s) are expected to be available during their allocated poster session time(s) as stated in the conference programme
  • The poster should be of A1 portrait size and professionally printed. Posters should not be mounted on rigid backing as they will be displayed on poster boards.
  • All expenses regarding design and printing are the responsibility of the presenter(s)
  • The final version of the printed poster should be submitted as a PDF file for publishing online after the conference


We are looking forward to reading your submissions! The Joint Conference is a great professional development event, and you will meet both new and experienced librarians, so don’t be shy and tell us all about your work!


Timeline at a glance:

What When
Feedback from programme team Week of 27th January 2020
Confirm acceptance and attendance 7th February 2020
Submit your final paper presentation 15th October 2020
Bring your poster to the conference 20th October 2020



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