ALSC Programs at ALA Annual Conference

Planning guide

Program organizers are strongly encouraged to read through the ALSC Program Planning Guide.  This guide contains important information about organizer responsibilities, information due dates, and marketing your program. 

The program organizer is the person who is listed as the contact on the accepted program proposal form.  If there is a change in program organizers, please alert the ALSC office immediately.

NEW! Check out the ALSC Education Committee's Tip Sheet for Presenters!

Program title and description

Please use the Final Title and Description form to submit your program's final information for the preliminary program guide which is published online by ALA.  Changes to the title and description cannot be made after this point.
DUE: January 3, 2019

Speaker information

Please complete the Speaker Information form with all of the necessary information to ensure that your speakers are listed in the final print program guide.  If you have more speakers than the form allows, please submit the form more than once.  Additional speakers can be added after the initial submission (for example, you may submit the speakers you have confirmed now, and also submit an additional speaker a month from now).
DUE:  April 11, 2019


The ALSC office will make black & white copies of handouts for your program, but we ask that handouts not exceed four, double-sided pages. In efforts to be more environmentally friendly, ALSC has decreased the amount of printing prepared for conferences. Booklists, Power Point presentations and more extensive handouts should be put in ALA Connect and noted of their availability in program publicity.  Please email all handouts for duplication to the ALSC office.
DUE: May 2, 2019


Please contact ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education, Kristen Figliulo, at or 800-545-2433 ext. 4026 with any questions.