PLA at 2015 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposal

Proposal Preview

For your convenience, listed below are the questions that comprise the online proposal form:

Session Information

  • Is this a proposal for a 60–90 minute program or a preconference?
  • Session Title
  • Description of proposed session (100 words or less)
  • Subject Categories (identify no more than 5 subject categories, or potential program tracks, from a predefined list of options)
  • Learning Objectives (Identify 3; objectives should use active verbs, be concrete, and state what the attendees should know or be able to do after attending this session, and should complete the statement "At the end of this program, attendees will...")
  • Who is the target audience, if other than public library administrators and staff?
  • Estimated Audience Size
  • Session Format (single speaker; panel of speakers; speaker(s)/small group discussion; other)
  • If other, please describe
  • Has this session been submitted for consideration at another conference or event?
  • If yes, please describe
  • Has this session been presented at a previous conference?
  • If yes, please describe
  • Is this session being sponsored by a PLA committee or other PLA unit?
  • If yes, please specify the committee/unit
  • Is this session being co-sponsored by another ALA Division or unit, or do you plan to seek a cosponsor?
  • If yes, please specify the name of the cosponsor
  • PRECONFERENCE ONLY: How long will your preconference last? (half-day; full-day)
  • PROGRAM ONLY: Preferred Date and Time (2 choices from predefined lists of options)

Program Organizer and Speaker Information

Program Organizer

  • Name
  • Title
  • Workplace or Affiliation
  • Work Address
  • Daytime Phone
  • Fax
  • E-mail
  • ALA Member?
  • Work in a library?
  • Is the Program Organizer also speaking in the session or acting as the moderator?
  • Will the organizer require financial support? (if qualified according to PLA Policies)
  • If yes, please specify (select from a predefined list of options)

Speakers (up to 3)

You'll need to provide the following for each additional speaker (up to 3):

  • Name
  • Title
  • Workplace or Affiliation
  • Work Address
  • Daytime Phone
  • Fax
  • E-mail
  • ALA Member?
  • Work in a library?
  • Will this speaker require financial support? (if qualified according to PLA Policies)
  • If yes, please specify (select from a predefined list of options)

Additional Speakers

If you have more than 3 additional speakers, then you'll list the name, work/affliation, and e-mail address for each.