November 24, 2009
Q: Can I make changes to my poster after I submit it on November 30? What if I have major findings to add by January?
A: After November 30 the posters that you submit will be forwarded to judges for their review before ALISE. However, final judging will be done against the poster that you present at the conference. Students are welcome to make changes to the content and design of the posters that they present. We’ll do another round of poster collecting after the conference to capture “as presented” versions.
November 17, 2009
It looks like ALISE is now accepting CVs until Nov. 30, so if you haven’t submitted your CV yet, you still have time to get it in. For more information and to submit your CV, check out http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=98477&orgId=ali
November 14, 2009
This year we had the opportunity to re-think how the ALISE Doctoral Poster Competition will be setup in Boston. In previous years, the competition used easels that limited the poster size to only 20″ x 30.” When I attended last year this meant that I was left with a giant piece of foam core that I couldn’t take on the plane with me — and into the trash it went. (and maybe it’s the archivist inside me, but I do like saving the posters I give even if I’m not using them again!)
This year we worked with the ALISE conference staff and Works In Progress poster competition to arrange for large cork-board walls for the posters. This means that you won’t have to mount your poster on a piece of foam core (+1 for the environment). It also means that we could allow posters up to 42″ x 36″ which is a standard size of “scientific” posters. We’ve had a few questions about the change, so I thought I’d post some helpful links about how to make a larger sized poster for this year’s competition.
ALISE DocSIG Discount at PhDPosters.com
We’re happy to announce that we’re working with PhDPosters.com, a Boston area company that prints posters, to offer a DocSIG discount on their already competitive rates for poster production. If you had a poster accepted to the Competition, watch your inbox for an e-mail with more details.
If you haven’t made a poster like this before, one place to start is your university’s writing center. They often have helpful suggestions, and may include links to templates that already feature your university’s logos and graphics. Here are a few links to some that I’ve found useful:
- Advice on Designing Scientific Posters
Colin Purrington, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College
- Creating Effective Poster Presentations
George Hess, Kathryn Tosney, Leon Liegel. North Carolina State University
This is one of the easiest ways, since many people are already familiar with using it. There are also lots of poster template available. See How-to Prepare Your Poster from the folks at PhDPosters. You might also be able to get a template from your university or local faculty. Jerry Overmyer at the University of Northern Colorado has created this nice step-by-step tutorial on using their PowerPoint template.
If you’d like a little more control over the layout of your poster, you can also user graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator. If you’re a student on a budget and you can’t get access to it, Inkscape is a free, open-source editor. The nice thing about these tools, is that you can also use Creative Commons licensed clip art from the Open Clipart site.
You can also use a image editing software like Photoshop or GIMP to make your poster.
Like most things in our interdisciplinary world, there are LOTS of ways to do this. Have a few of your own? Share them in the comments!
Don’t forget: Revised Abstracts & Posters are due to Lauren by NOVEMBER 30, 2009.
November 13, 2009
If you’re looking for a job this year, remember to submit your CV as a PDF or Word DOC by NOVEMBER 16 for distribution to interested Universities via the ALISE job placement web portal and through the Resumes Binder that will be available on site during the conference at the job placement center.
More info is at: http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=98477&orgId=ali
See you all in Boston!
Thanks to everyone who contributed submissions to the ALISE 2010 Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Research Poster Competition. Below is the preliminary program for the competition, which will be held on on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.
Students are reminded to submit revised abstracts and completed posters to Lauren Mandel no later than November 30, 2009.
- An e-Collaboration Tool for Selection and Use of e-Resources in Information Literacy Development: A Case Study
- Intention to Buy/Sell Online: A Model Depicting the Role of Individual, Technological, and Informational Factors along with the Moderating Function of Cultural Traits
- An Examination of International Scientific Collaboration in a Developing Country (Turkey) in the post Internet Era
- Chat reference and location-based questions: A multi-method evaluation of a statewide chat reference consortium
Bradley Wade Bishop
- Visualizing Library Statistics: Using Graphical Techniques to Analyze and Present Library Performance Measures
Michael R. Brundin
- Verifying the Efficacy and Benefit of Collaborative Indexing of the Web
- Negotiating the social organization of school library work
- Leisure Reading And Its Role In The Lives Of Russian-Speaking Immigrants In Toronto
- Discursive Impressions: A Study in the Use of a Discourse Oriented Approach for Organizing Materials in an Online Forum on Erectile Dysfunction
- Multi-modal Music Mood Classification
- Perception of Quality in Genome Annotation Work
- Characterizing and Evaluating Social Catalogers Information Seeking Behavior
- Strong Ties vs. Weak Ties: Studying the Clustering Paradox for Decentralized Information Retrieval
- Conceptions and practice of information literacy: Espoused theories and theories-in-use
- Overcoming Language, Culture and Information Barriers: Information Seeking and Use by English Language Learners
Sung Un Kim
- The meanings of (synthetic) life: A study of science information as discourse
- Personalizing Information Retrieval Using Task Stage, Task Type, and Topic Knowledge
- Emotional Aspects of the Online Information Retrieval Process
- Invisible Scarlet ONeil and the Whitman Authorized Editions for Girls: Representations of American Femininity during World War II
Anna L. Nielsen
- Answerers Motivations and Strategies to Provide Information and Support in Social Q&A: An Investigation of Health Question Answering
- Constructing Authoritative Knowledge: Treatments for Depression
- Use of Web Analytics to Understand Library Users Online Behavior
- Evaluating Classificatory Change: Position and Inclusion
David M. Pimentel
- The Role of Cell Phones in Shaping Information Behavior of Disadvantaged Women from Rural India
Devendra Dilip Potnis
- Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome
- Integrating Ethics into LIS Teaching: The Journey
Bernie Todd Smith
- Self-Perceptions of Leadership Potential: A Study of Teacher-Leaders Educated to be School Library Media Specialists who Lead
- Information in the Chronic Illness Experience
- Mentoring and Collaboration in the Doctoral Education Process
Cassidy R. Sugimoto
- Web Resource Categorization by End-users Using Social Annotations as Metadata
Sue Yeon Syn
- Public Libraries in a World Society: what’s happening in Namibia
Sarah M. Webb
- Incidental Exposure to Online News in Everyday Life Information Seeking Context: Mixed Method study
- The Management of Change in the Information Age: Approaches of Academic Library Directors in the United States
Zhixian (George) Yi
- Collection-Level Subject Access: Metadata Application and Use
- Tensions and Dialogues in an Expanding Business: Licensing Electronic Resources
Xiaohua ‘Awa’ Zhu