Call for Abstracts

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The ALLA Conference is Australia’s national event for law librarians and law libraries. Conference delegates include ALLA members and other library and information professionals. Participation is anticipated from a range of organisations including private law firms, government departments, universities, courts and commercial organisations. The content of the conference will be of interest to library managers, librarians, library technicians, knowledge managers, knowledge consultants, chief information officers, and information professionals.

The 2022 Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart and there will opportunities to visit law libraries and enjoy the array of culinary and cultural highlights of Hobart.

The Conference committee is looking for presentations that highlight the Conference theme THE NEW NORMAL.

Our sub-themes are as follows:

  • Post COVID considerations
  • Where to from here?
  • How have things changed?

Key dates for abstract submissions

Conference registration openMarch 2022
Call for abstracts closed1 May 2022
Early bird registrations close / Deadline for presenting authors to register8 July 2022
2022 ALLA Conference24 – 26 August 2022

Presentations

There will be a variety of presentation formats and lengths. The Conference Committee welcomes program proposals in formats such as:

  • Individual / group presentation – 30 minutes (including question time)
  • Lighting talk – 10 minutes (including question time)
  • Poster presentation – A0 sized poster to be displayed in the exhibition hall for the duration of the conference
  • Workshop – 1/2 day or full day, to be scheduled on Wednesday, 24 September 2021


Individual / group abstract submission requirements

  • Abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Talks will be 30 minutes in duration (including question time) and final timing will be sent to you after abstract acceptances are sent out.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on Sunday, 1 May 2022.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.

 
Lightning talk abstract submission requirements

  • Abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Talks will be 10 minutes in duration (including question time) and final timing will be sent to you after abstract acceptances are sent out.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on Sunday, 1 May 2022.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.


Poster abstract submission requirements

  • Poster abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on Sunday, 1 May 2022.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • If your poster abstract is accepted, poster guidelines will be sent to you in June.


Workshop abstract submission requirements

  • Abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on Sunday, 1 May 2022.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • Note: Workshops will be held on Wednesday, 24 September 2021 and may be held in a different venue other than the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

Abstract template ( word.doc file).

Please click here to download the word .doc abstract template.


Terms and conditions

  • The lodgement of an abstract does not indicate automatic inclusion in the Conference program.
  • Abstract receipt and acceptance will be acknowledged to the submitting author.
  • Further communication will be with the submitting author only unless otherwise directed.
  • Abstracts must adhere to the abstract requirements and be submitted before the call for abstracts close.
  • Each abstract must have at least one author registered by the early bird closing date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • Authors of individual presentations agree to submit a full paper by the due date for inclusion in the Conference edition of the journal. If no paper is submitted, the organising committee reserve the right to withdraw the abstract from the Conference proceedings.