ALSC National Institute Call for Program Proposals

The Program Coordinating Committee and National Institute Task Force are seeking program proposals for the 2020 ALSC National Institute (October 1-3, 2020; Minneapolis, MN).

  • Participants attending ALSC programs are seeking valuable educational experiences and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. The Program Coordinating Committee will not select a program session that suggests commercial sales or self-promotion.  Presentations should provide a valuable learning experience and avoid being too limited in scope.
  • The deadline for proposals is September 10, 2019.
  • You will receive an email confirmation from the Program Coordinating Committee Chair after submitting your proposal.  Contact the Program Coordinating Committee Chair if you do not receive acknowledgement before the deadline date.  Late proposals will not be considered.
  • The committee will be discussing program proposals after the September 10 deadline and will notify participants of program acceptance by mid November 2019.
  • Presenters of programs for the ALSC National Institute will receive a discounted registration rate.

FILLING OUT THE PROPOSAL FORM
To submit your program proposal, you will need to use the online form.  The form cannot be saved, therefore once you have entered your information you must submit it; you cannot enter information and come back to it later.  Information that has been submitted cannot to be updated. Once you have submitted your proposal you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your proposal.  If you have not received confirmation of receipt before the deadline, please contact Kristen Figliulo, ALSC’s Program Officer for Continuing Education, at kfigliulo@ala.org.  Late submissions will not be considered.

PROPOSED PROGRAM TITLE & DESCRIPTION
Your title and description should catch the attention of your intended audience.  Keep in mind program tracks are determined by description and title.  The maximum length of the program description is 75 words or less.

BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE PROGRAM
Provide a brief synopsis/outline of the program details.

SPEAKER/PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY
List all speakers and their short (2-3 sentence) biographies.

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS
Indicate if you have presented this program at a previous conference or online learning opportunity. If yes, indicate the year and event that it was presented. Please include slides and/or resources from the previous presentation at the bottom of the page.

GOALS & LEARNING OUTCOMES
Please describe the goals and objectives of your program.  Please list in a clear, specific, concise and measurable way the learning outcomes for the attendees.  What information and outcomes will the attendees learn and take away?

TARGET AUDIENCE AND ESTIMATED AUDIENCE SIZE
Indicate who will benefit from attending this program as well as your expected audience size.  Your target audience should be a guide in estimating the size of your audience.  Meeting room space is assigned based on this number.  Be aware that attendees are employed in urban, suburban and rural areas.  They work at public, private, school, special libraries and in addition to librarians, may be educators, review editors, students, and retirees. 

A/V AND OTHER EQUIPMENT
Each room is equipped with the following standard set: theatre setup and screen, projector, podium microphone, floor microphone, (2) table microphones. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop. Additional requests are subject to approval by ALSC staff, as ALSC does incur costs for each item requested.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The ALSC program budget is limited. ALA/ALSC policy states that ALA/ALSC members do not receive payment for presenting programs. This includes honoraria, reimbursements for expenses related to travel, and registration fees (however, accepted presenters will receive a registration discount).
  • All programs are 75 minutes in length. Institute programs will be presented twice; once on Thursday, October 1, and once on either Friday, October 2, or Saturday, October 3.
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