YALSA opens program proposals for 2016 Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/16/2015

Contact:

Nichole O’Connor
Program Officer
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23 - 28, 2016. Proposals may be submitted through June 1 via this form.

Please note, you will need to sign into your ALA account to submit the proposal. Those who do not have an ALA account can create one here.

YALSA is accepting proposals for creative, innovative programs that address topics of focus in the Future of Library Services for & with Teens: a Call to Action report

Proposals must fall within one of the following categories:

  • Teens/demographics
  • Collections
  • Spaces (physical and virtual)
  • Programming
  • Staffing
  • Youth Participation
  • Outreach
  • Administration/Policy

Individuals may submit multiple proposals; however, no individual will be chosen to present or co-present more than one program. Proposals that are largely sales pitches or that focus on only one particular product will not be accepted.  All presenters, moderators, speakers, etc. will be expected to cover their own travel and conference registration costs.  Most program time slots are 60 minutes in length.  However, there are a limited number of 90 minute time slots available.

The YALSA membership will vote on all of the programs that were submitted to determine which programs will move forward. Those who submitted proposals will be notified of their status the week of Sept. 1, 2015.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.