Call for Posters

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Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions?

Format & Presentation

Your topic could be described on a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and pieces of text that you attach to the presentation panel. All IFLA official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish - are welcome.

Presenters of a poster will be expected to be present on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 August 2014 in order to explain their poster and to hand out any leaflets, or other information materials, they have available for viewers of their poster. Each presenter can therefore only present one poster. Any organization that submits more than one application should indicate a priority to their submissions. 
Conference participants interested in presenting a poster should complete the application form.

It is important that applicants describe how they intend to illustrate the project in the poster format. The poster has to be an experience in itself for the one who looks at it - and should show awareness of the poster format.

Special consideration will be given to ensure that a variety of topics and geographical/cultural range will be represented.
The deadline is 3 February 2014, after the deadline applications will no longer be accepted.
A jury representing the IFLA Professional Committee will review all submissions and at the congress they will select the winner of the IFLA Poster 2014 based on the criteria below.

Does the topic of the poster:

  • Look interesting and/or inspiring;
  • Look lively;
  • Lend itself to a poster session; is not too abstract;
  • Present new ideas or present an application of technology;
  • Appear to be clearly explained;
  • Not duplicate another poster, nor have the same presenter as another poster (a presenter must be present during the poster session to explain the poster to viewers).
  • Have a relationship to the theme of the WLIC. 
  • Have a clear library relevance or perspective
  • Describe a project that is ongoing or near completion, not one that is yet to start.


Please complete the online application form.

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3 February 2014
Deadline for receipt at IFLA Headquarters of the application form and a detailed description of the poster session.

March 2014
IFLA Headquarters will inform applicants of the final decision of the Professional Committee. 

18-19 August 2014
Poster sessions at the Congress

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Last update: 15 May 2014