Current Requests for Proposals (RFP)

Programming at the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during its 17th National Conference & Exhibition - Experience Education Evolution - taking place Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. 

The concurrent session deadline is Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. 

Dates: Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Audience: K-12 School Librarians, Program Officers, District Supervisors, Coordinators, Educators, Directors

Proposal Guidelines

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. Additionally, concurrent session proposals should focus on one of the content strands, including Common Core State Standards; leadership; literacy and reading; program administration; teaching and learning; or authors.

Submissions will only be accepted via online form: concurrent sessions. 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

The AASL national conference committee will evaluate proposals for clarity, originality and timeliness. Consideration 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.

Contact Information

All questions regarding programming at the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition should be directed to aasl@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4382.