University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Mass.

Poster Proposal Submission Process

The 2016 e-Science Symposium will focus on data services and the many practicing roles of librarians. Attendees will hear a keynote overview of data services, participate in breakout sessions featuring services that libraries are currently implementing and discuss the future of data science with practicing librarians and library school educators.

Are you practicing data services at your institution? Symposium participants are invited to submit a poster abstract on a topic related to librarians practicing data services, library involvement in research data management and data science education. Specifically, topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with other departments to provide data services
  • Instruction or education on data management
  • Consultation on data literacy
  • Maintaining institutional or data repositories
  • Competencies for data science librarians

Abstracts must follow the Medical Library Association guidelines for creating a structured abstract, as outlined at

This year’s poster session will feature a poster competition. Posters will be judged based on the following competition categories: Most Informative in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall.

Posters will be grouped by topic; presenters and symposium attendees will have time to discuss the poster content. Posters and supplemental material will be published on the Symposium website following the event.

Please submit your abstract by February 3, 2016 using the Submit Poster Proposal form. You will first need to create a free account in the Berkeley Electronic Press system, or login with your existing account. To create an account, click on the Submit Poster Proposal link and then click on the Sign Up button. Complete the form; the fields with an asterisk are required. Click on the Sign Up button again. Then follow the instructions on the Submit Poster Proposal form to submit your abstract.

All accepted posters will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution—Non–Commercial—Share Alike License. Under this license, authors' work may be downloaded, redistributed, and new creations built upon it for non-commercial purposes, provided that the authors are credited and the derived work is licensed under identical terms. Authors and creators retain all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership.

You will be notified by e-mail as to whether your abstract has been accepted for the poster session within 7 days.