Current Requests for Proposals (RFP)

Programming at the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during its 18th National Conference & Exhibition – Beyond the Horizon – taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. The deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017.

Dates: Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday,
Nov. 11

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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. Proposals should relate to one of the content strands, including: Authors; Leadership; Literature, Literacy and Reading; Program Administration; or Teaching and Learning

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

The AASL national conference program review committee will conduct a blind review of all proposals. The 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 18th National Conference & Exhibition should be directed to or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4382.