The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposal submissions for 1-1/2 hour concurrent sessions or half- to full-day preconference professional development programs to be held during the American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Annual Conference, June 21-26, 2012, in Anaheim, CA. The submissions deadline is 5:00pm CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
Be a part of this exciting professional development event – join other school librarians and share your expertise in this national forum showcase of best practices, developments, and ideas on the future of school libraries.
How to Submit Your Proposal
- Access the Proposal Submission Form and fill it out completely. Faxed or mailed submissions will not be accepted.
The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.
Proposals must include the following:
- Complete contact information for all speakers. Please note that the person submitting a group proposal will be considered the Program Chair and the main contact for the presentation.
- Presentation title
- Specify program length – concurrent session (1-1/2 hours) or a preconference (half- or full-day).
- Program outline – the outline should be approximately 300 words or less and should outline the main points of the program, its relevance to attendees, and how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise in your session.
- Program description – please include up to 3 learning objectives.
- Support of the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Please explain how your program would support one or all of these.
Submissions will evaluated for clarity, originality and timeliness. Special attention will be given to submissions that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:
- Demonstrates innovative thinking and/or new perspectives
- Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology
- Incorporates at least one active hands-on learning exercise
- Design includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles
- Demonstrates how learning outcomes will be achieved
- Supports the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs
Notifications will be issued on or before Friday, July 15, 2011.
Questions? Please contact Melissa Jacobsen.