AASL seeks program proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Fri, 05/19/2017


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 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 21 – 26 in New Orleans, La. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

AASL seeks proposals for 60-minute concurrent sessions. All programs should include up to three learning objectives and should address how the session supports the AASL standards and strategic plan.

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. Proposals are now being accepted via one submission site for all ALA divisions. This has resulted in an earlier deadline than in past AASL calls for ALA Annual Conference proposals.

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. 4382.

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