Current Requests for Proposals (RFP)


Programming at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposal submissions for 60- or 90-minute concurrent sessions workshops to be presented during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

The submissions deadline for concurrent session proposals is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Dates: June 22-27, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Audience:   K-12 School Librarians, Program Officers, District Supervisors, Coordinators, Educators, Directors

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals should outline the main points of the program and its relevance to attendees. All proposals should include up to three learning objectives and should address how the session supports the AASL Strategic Plan, the 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.

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.

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated for clarity, originality and timeliness. Special attention will be given to submissions that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:

sample rubric is available for informational purposes.

Contact Information

All questions regarding AASL programming at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference should be directed to Anne Weglewski at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4383.