16th Distance Library Services Conference: Workshop Guidelines

URL: https://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2014

Important Dates

January 8, 2014 Registration opens
April 9, 2014 Registration closes
April 23, 2014 Conference begins

Contact Us

  • Email
  • Phone: 770-933-7669

Workshop Requirements and Guidelines

Workshops are two-hour sessions that should provide active learning for attendees. Participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Workshops should allow for significant involvement and contribution to the learning process from the participants, and the learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to fully engage in the learning process. Participants should leave the session with information to share with their home institutions. 


  • Workshops are scheduled for two hours.

  • Sessions are limited to 40 participants in order to provide a meaningful environment for active learning.

  • Particpant computers are not provided as part of the standard equipment. 

  • The use of Skype and other web conferencing tools is discouraged. Each session room will have Internet access; however, a connection robust enough for effective web conferencing cannot be guaranteed.

  • Workshop presenters must submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The abstract must follow these guidelines:

    • A one-paragraph abstract must follow the title, author(s) and affiliation(s). Space the abstract two and one-half inches on the left and two inches on the right; right justify the abstract only.
    • Workshop abstracts must not exceed 250 words.
    • Abstracts should be in a Word document. Abstracts submitted in PDF or any other format will not be accepted. 
    • The deadline for submitting an abstract is December 6, 2013.


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