Conference Programs


The Conference Programs Committee works to coordinate and execute dynamic programs for ALA conferences. For the current year's programs, please see Programs @ Annual

To serve on this committee, attendance at the ALA Annual Conference is preferred.


Submission Deadline: August 20

Notification of Presentation Approval: September 21

Please submit your proposal at this link:  Learn RT Program Proposal Form - ALA Annual 2017

The Learning Round Table of the American Library Association is seeking proposals for conference programs at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago (IL), June 22-27, 2017. The 60-90 minute program should focus on some relevant aspect of staff training and development.

Although not limited to these areas, topics of interest include:

  • Training Design & Development
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Leadership Development
  • Supervisory Training
  • E-Learning
  • Staff Development Plans
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Successful Staff Training Programs
  • Training Best Practices


Presentations will be evaluated according to the following:

  • Useful / practical learning objectives
  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Content
  • Interactive elements


Deadline: Fill out the form by 5pm (PDT) on August 20.

Proposals must include the following:

  • Brief program description
  • Long program description
  • Learning Objectives
  • Preferred days/times: Saturday or Monday only

Please Note: Speakers will be responsible for registering for the conference and arranging their own travel and lodging.

For any additional questions, send an email to:

Cheryl Wright

Manager, Organizational Learning and Development

The Indianapolis Public Library



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