ACRL/NY Research/Writing Support Group — Crafting Compelling Conference Proposals (May 3, 2024)

Presenter: Danielle Apfelbaum, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Farmingdale State College

Although there exists a growing body of professional literature dedicated to helping librarians write winning grants, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, and pen books, few tools exist to guide librarians through the process of crafting compelling conference proposals. In the absence of resources addressing this unique type of writing, developing clear and concise presentation pitches can be a daunting task. But, it doesn’t have to be. Developed by the workshop facilitator over a number of years, the LASTT model provides an easy-to-implement scaffold for isolating and addressing the most impactful elements of the conference proposal. Attendees of this workshop will learn to implement the model through a series of guided exercises. By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify, describe, and apply each component of the LASTT model (landscape, absence, side-effect, treatment, takeaways) to the development of a proposal for an upcoming conference. As part of this session, scaling descriptions from a blurb (e.g., 100 words) to an in-depth synopsis (e.g., 500 words) will also be discussed.

Join us on: Friday, May 3rd , 2024, from 10:00AM – 11:00AM 

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Hosted by the ACRL/NY Research/Writing Support Group Chair, Nandi Prince (