Current Requests for Proposals (RFP)
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks proposals for a series of hot topic webinars - the next occuring on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. CST. The webinars are focused on bringing AASL members tips and tricks from their peers in a fast format. The webinars will feature four presenters sharing 5- to 7-minute presentations. The August 8 AASL Flash Webinars will focus on inspiring reluctant readers. Future dates and topics can be found below.
AASL is currently seeking proposals from current personal members for presentations inspiring reluctant readers. Presentations should last no more than 5- to 7-minute. All presentation skill levels are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration. Four presenters will be chosen and one alternative. As topics will be repeated in future months, the alternate will be guaranteed a presentation at a future date if they do not present on August 8.
Interested presenters are asked to complete a proposal submission form indicating a title, a short description of the presentation, an outline of your presentation, with timing, and any benefits to the audience.
AASL uses Adobe Connect to host webinars. Presenters must have a USB headset or microphone, or an embedded microphone within their computer or device. Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for presenting. However, Firefox and Safari are also compatible browsers. Presenters must submit a PowerPoint presentation three days prior to the webinar.
Submitter must be a current AASL member
Presentation must be no longer than 5- to 7-minutes
Proposal must be relevant to the current topic
Proposals that indicate a clear takeaway or benefit for the audience are preferred
Vendor proposals will not be considered
Proposals will be reviewed for their relevance to the current topic; the outlines ability to stay within the 5-to 7-minute time limit; and the uniqueness of the concept. Proposals that indicate a clear takeaway or benefit for the audience are preferred. All proposal will be read and scored by blind review.
Deadline for proposal submission: July 11, 2013.
September 12, 2013 – Collaborating with Classroom Teachers
January 9, 2014 – Your Favorite Common Core Resource
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposal submissions for 60- or 90-minute concurrent sessions and half- or full-day preconference workshops to be presented during the American Library Association (ALA) 2014 Annual Conference.
The submissions deadline for preconference proposals is 11:59pm CDT on Monday, May 27, 2013. The submissions deadline for concurrent session proposals is 11:59pm CDT on Monday, August 26, 2013.
|Dates:||June 28–30, 2014|
|Location:||Las Vegas, NV|
|Audience:||K-12 School Librarians, Program Officers, District Supervisors, Coordinators, Educators, Directors|
The recommended proposal submission length is approximately 300 words. Proposals should outline the main points of the program and its relevance to attendees. For preconference proposals, it is recommended that you show how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise into your session. All proposals should include up to three learning objectives and should address how the session supports the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and/or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
Program titles should be short (no more than 140 characters in length), but descriptive. Catchy titles, indicating benefits to the audience are encouraged.
A list of suggested topical areas is available, however submissions will be accepted outside of these suggested topical areas.
Submissions will only be accepted via online form. Email, mail, or fax submissions will not be accepted.
The primary/submitting author will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract. Please notify your co-authors that the confirmation was received.
Submissions will be 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 (Preconferences only)
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 and/or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
All questions regarding AASL programming at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference should be directed to Melissa Jacobsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 545-2433 x4381.