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Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Educational Webinars

Share your technology knowledge with a LITA Education proposal!

The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience!

Submit a proposal by November 2nd, 2018

to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Spring 2019.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization
  • Privacy and analytics
  • Data librarianship
  • Technology spaces
  • Ethics and access
  • Project management
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Tech design for social justice
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Collection assessment metrics beyond CPU
  • Government information and digital preservation

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. View our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. We will contact you no later than 30 days after your submission to provide feedback.

We’re looking forward to a slate of compelling and useful online education programs for 2019!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

LLAMA Webinars

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting proposals for its hugely popular webinar series.

All interested presenters or program organizers are encouraged to submit proposals. You do not need to be a LLAMA member to submit a webinar proposal.

LLAMA webinars reach a wide range of library professionals in many different areas, including:

– Management and leadership

– Buildings and equipment

– Human resources

– Public relations and marketing

– Assessment

– Issues for new professionals

– Organization and management

– Technology


Proposals should address one of the areas above, or focus on one of LLAMA’s foundational leadership competencies, including:


– Communication skills

– Change management

– Team building (personnel)

– Collaboration and partnerships

– Emotional intelligence

– Problem solving

– Evidence-based decision making

– Conflict resolution (personnel)

– Budget creation and presentation

– Forward thinking

– Critical thinking

– Ethics

– Project management

– Marketing and advocacy

Proposal forms can be found at: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinar-proposal-form-0

Completed forms are due September 21, 2018.

You can review LLAMA’s upcoming and past webinar offerings by visiting the LLAMA Webinars page:http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinars

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.



ASCLA seeks webinar proposals

ASCLA encourages subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented March 15 through May 15, 2014 and July 15 through August 30, 2014.

ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance that are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff.

Proposals must be submitted by March 14, 2014 for presentation March 15 through May 15, 2014 and July 15August 30, 2014. The webinar proposal form can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014ASCWEBPROP.

Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division. Webinars are generally 1-1 � hours long.

Proposal topics for webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ADA updates for libraries
  • Adult programming in a correctional library
  • Basics of a good prison/jail library
  • Best practices in correctional librarianship and providing services to the incarcerated
  • Consulting: marketing your services
  • Demonstration and review of current accessibility products
  • Ebooks
  • Emerging technologies in accessibility products and services, including screen readers, mobile devices, IPADS, etc.
  • Evaluating and improving cooperative services
  • Future trends in library service
  • Grants: best practices for finding funding and writing proposals
  • Group purchasing best practices
  • Hiring library consultants: best practices
  • How to be a futurist
  • Marketing library services to people with disabilities
  • Marketing on a shoestring budget
  • New apps that assist library users with special needs
  • Providing library services to people with cognitive or mental impairments
  • Review of best practices, standards and guidelines to improve library services
  • Technology trends for people with disabilities

Check out the online learning opportunities that ASCLA is currently offering. You can also find more information about the submission process on the ASCLA website under the Online Learning section

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs may be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and online learning liaison at ahill@ala.org.

ACRL 2012 Spring Virtual Institute

Call for Proposals
Don’t miss the opportunity to play an active part in the 2012
ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, “Extending Reach, Proving Value: Collaborations Strengthen Communities.” Submit a proposal now for an interactive webcast or lightning talk. Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011.

The ACRL Spring Virtual Institute, to be offered April 18-19, 2012, will explore how libraries are capitalizing on community collaborations in order to facilitate connectedness and demonstrate value. The institute will take place in an online conference community, which will provide an environment in which participants can gather electronically to learn, collaborate, and network. The institute will offer both synchronous and asynchronous sessions which will be archived after the institute for viewing on-demand. Proposals are invited for session formats including:

Interactive Webcast (Synchronous)
An interactive Webcast allows speakers to present in real-time, while also showing visuals, such as PowerPoint slides and desktop applications. Participants can also interact by talking with live audio or typing in questions and comments.

Lightning Talk (Asynchronous)
Lightning Talks are short, asynchronous presentations of 5-8 minutes, combining a PowerPoint presentation or other visual materials with voice narration by the presenters.

Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2011. Full text of the Call for Proposals is available online. Questions about the Call for Proposals or the 2012 Spring Virtual Institute should be directed to msutton@ala.org, 312-280-2522



Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520




ACRL e-Learning

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting proposal submissions for the ACRL e-Learning program. Submissions are being accepted for live webcasts and asynchronous online courses. Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by Nov. 1, 2011. The full call for proposals, including a link to the submission form, is online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/elearningpropos….

ACRL e-Learning webcasts run 90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q and A. Webcasts are offered live on the Elluminate online meeting platform. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board and other interactive tools during their sessions. Participants can interact with the presenters via text-based or audio chat. ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10 percent royalty of webcast registration fees, less the Elluminate vendor fees, split between the presenters.

Online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks on the Moodle platform. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments, chat sessions and/or a final assignment.  ACRL provides $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.

Direct questions to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or (312) 280-2522.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Webinars

 The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks proposals for webinar presentations to be held from January 2012 through August 2012.

ASCLA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional development they can conveniently–and affordably–pursue from the comfort of their home or office. These online learning events will be open to all interested librarians, library staff and library supporters and cover topics relevant to a similarly broad group of professionals.

Proposals may be submitted online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ascla2012webinars.

Successful proposals will:

  • Show plans for presentations that are 60-75 minutes in length.

  • Show how the presentation addresses a topic either of interest to ASCLA members or represents an area of ASCLA‘s expertise that benefits other types of librarians. This may include but is not limited to: financial management; strategic planning; accessibility, grant writing; services to special populations including the blind, deaf and hard of hearing and the incarcerated; state library agencies, library cooperatives and library consulting.

The deadline for proposals is close of business on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Presenters for accepted proposals will receive compensation for their time and will also receive training for the webinar software. Questions about ASCLA or the webinars can be directed to Liz Markel, ASCLA marketing and programs manager at lmarkel@ala.org, or Susan Hornung, ASCLA executive director at shornung@ala.org.

More information about the webinar schedule, registration rates and other details will be posted on the ASCLA blog and ASCLA website as webinars are scheduled.

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership.