Presenters invited to explore topics and engage attendees during AASL National Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 08/20/2018

Contact:

Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

312-280-4383

jhabley@ala.org

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during its National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 14-16, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. Complete proposals must be submitted by Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, and final decisions will be announced on or before March 1, 2019.

AASL seeks proposals for 60-minute-long concurrent sessions to be held on Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16. Proposals should include up to three learning objectives and address how the session supports the AASL “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.” Proposals should relate to one of the new content strands – Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage – taken from the Shared Foundations found within the Standards Frameworks. More information on proposal requirements and the Shared Foundations can be found on the AASL website.

The AASL National Conference Program Review Committee will conduct a blind review of all proposals evaluating 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;
  • Incorporates at least one active hands-on learning exercise;
  • Includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles;
  • Demonstrates how learning outcomes will be achieved.
  • Facilitates a deeper understanding of the new AASL Standards

Submissions will only be accepted via online form. Email, mail or fax submissions will not be accepted. All questions regarding programming at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition should be directed to aaslnational@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4382.

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