Professional Development Proposals Sought

ASCLA is the premiere destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies; libraries and librarians serving special populations, including people with disabilities and incarcerated adults and youth; specialized libraries; library networks and cooperatives; independent librarians and library consultants.

Topics of particular interest include assistive technologies; fundamentals of serving special populations, such as those with autism and spectrum disorders, the deaf and hard of hearing, developmental disabilities, mental disabilities, mental illnesses, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or vision disabilities; children or young adults with disabilities; managing volunteers with disabilities; what trustees need to know about accessibility; the basics of prison/correctional facilities librarianship; web accessibility; and consortial approaches to ebooks. Submissions are also welcome for other topics that would be of interest to ASCLA members or are relevant to the library services ASCLA members provide.

Are you interested in submitting a proposal? Use the guidelines below to prepare and submit your proposals. Proposals will be reviewed by the ASCLA Online Learning Committee. Questions about the process should be sent to the ASCLA Web Manager Andrea Hill (ahill -at- ala.org, 312-280-4397).

Proposal Guidelines for Webinars

Webinar presenters share their knowledge and expertise in 60-90 minute webinars. Presentations are made using Blackboard Collaborate. Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented. Co-presenters will be paid $75 for each webinar presented.

Access the online webinar submission form here.

Download a PDF of the form to help you prepare your submission. All final submissions must be made using the online form.

Proposal Guidelines for Online Courses

ASCLA welcomes proposals for online professional development courses, webinars or webinar series. An online course typically covers the same amount of content as a one day, face-to-face instructional session over a four to six week period. Instructors are compensated for course development and for each offering of the course.

Access the online course submission form here.

Download a PDF of the form to help you prepare your submission. All final submissions must be made using the online form.

Some of the information required for this submission will include a description and outline of the course; the intended market; instructor credentials and online presentation experience; and any competition.