AASL seeks proposals for 2017 ALA Annual Conference programs

For Immediate Release
Mon, 08/15/2016


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 22-27 in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

AASL seeks proposals for 60- or 90-minute concurrent sessions. All programs 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.”

The AASL Annual 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;

  • Design includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles;

  • Demonstrates how learning outcomes will be achieved.

Submissions will only be accepted via the online form. Email, mail or fax submissions will not be accepted. All questions regarding AASL programming at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference should be directed to Anne Weglewski at aweglewski@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4383.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.