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Welcome to the MLA '21 Submission Site

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme of "MLA '21: Transforming Our Diversifying Communities."

Submit Posters and Lightning Talks using this online submission site beginning Tuesday, January 5. The deadline has been extended to 6:00 p.m., Central Time, on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Abstract Type: Don't know which abstract type to select?

  • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Program description abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.

To review criteria for all abstract types, please see the MLA '21 FAQ: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions.

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Note: to use this ScoreCard system, you will need to have an account on MLANET. You do not need to be an MLA member to have an account.

  • Check if you have an account. If the system recognizes your email address and you do not remember your password, the system will allow you to reset it in this step.
  • If you do not have an account, you can "Request login" and create a guest account. You can then proceed to submit your abstract.

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Questions? Submission Organizers: Debra Cavanaugh -