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Saturday, June 9 – Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Welcome to the SLA submission site for the SLA 2018 Annual Conference.  (Please scroll down for Award Submission Details) 

Please note: this page will not be available once you log in to your account. We recommend opening the links below in new tabs/windows for reference as you go through the submission process. 

This SLA Submission Site is the official website portal for all Education Sessions, CE Classes, Division and Chapter Board, awards, and Business Meetings, Poster Sessions, as well as social and special events (both on-site and off-site) for the SLA 2018 Annual Conference to be held Saturday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The first step in order to create a submission is to create an account, which can be done to the right on this page.Or, if you submitted a proposal last year, you can  use the same account and log in information.

For your reference, additional information and resources are provided below. The Planning Guide and Submission Guidelines provide vital information for planned events, and important dates are listed in the "Key Dates" document. The webinar recording, "How to Create a Successful Submission", is also available for your review, and includes important information about submitting impactful sessions. 

Each event must be submitted separately. Be sure to include all requested information.

Submission deadlines -
October 16, 2017:   Education Sessions, CE Classes, Poster/Contributed Paper Sessions
November 18, 2017: Special events (both on-site and off-site); Unit business and board meetings
Questions? Email or contact us by phone at +1.703.467.4900.

Awards Information

Welcome to the SLA Submission Site for Awards Nominations
Please note: this page will not be available once you log into your account; we recommend opening the links below in new tabs/windows for reference as you go through the submission process. 

Submission Deadline 

Awards and Honors Submissions – Deadline February 9, 2018 for all Awards

More information about each submission process is outlined below.

Submitting an Awards and Honors Nomination Nominate an SLA member for one of SLA’s Awards and Honors: the John Cotton Dana Award, Rose L. Vormelker Award, SLA Hall of Fame, SLA Fellows, and SLA Rising Star. More information is below regarding each specific award description.

The first step for submitting your Awards nominee is to create an account, which can be done at the right of the page. Please reference the How-to Guide and webinar below for questions regarding the submission process.

SLA awards recognize specific achievements and are given at different points in an information professional’s career. As such, each SLA award has its own specific criteria in addition to the general eligibility requirements listed here and detailed in the "Award Nominations Criteria" link above:

  • Nominees must be members in good standing in SLA.

  • Nominations may be submitted by any member of the association (including oneself) or by an employer or colleague.

  • SLA members serving on the SLA Board of Directors are ineligible for an award during their term.

  • Nominations must be received at SLA headquarters before the deadline to be considered. SLA awards and honors nominations are due January 9, 2017.

Here is some important information for this year’s Awards:

  • Individuals may only self-nominate for one award.

  • A letter of recommendation is required for all submissions.

Award nominators should submit as much information as possible to support their nomination, and information should correlate with the purpose of each specific award. Please click the "Award Descriptions" link above to become familiar with each awards purpose and meaning.

All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards and Honors Committee, and award recipients will be notified late-February.or early March.

All awards and honors will be recognized at the 2018 SLA Annual Conference June 9-13, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Questions? Email or contact us at 703.506.2020.