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Call for Proposals

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking program proposals for the 2024 National Institute in Denver, CO, September 19-21, 2024. The submission site closes on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 11:59pm CT.

Submit a Program Proposal

Completing the Proposal Form

To submit your program proposal, you will need to complete this online form. The form cannot be saved; once you enter your information you must submit it. Submitted information cannot be updated. 

Program Submission Details:

  • You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your proposal. Please contact Sarah Polen, ALSC Deputy Director, if you do not receive this email acknowledgment. Late proposals will not be considered.

  • The committee will begin discussions regarding the proposals over December and January. The Program Coordinating Committee will notify participations of program acceptance by late January 2024. 

  • Presenters of programs at National Institute will receive a discounted registration rate. 

  • Participants attending National Institute programs are seeking valuable professional development experiences and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. The Program Coordinating Committee, which reviews and determines which programs are selected for presentation, will not select a session that suggests commercial sales or self-promotion. Presentations should provide a valuable learning experience and avoid being too limited in scope.

Other Important Information

  • All accepted presenters will receive a discounted registration rate ($229) for National Institute.

  • All programs are no more than 60 minutes in length (inclusive of introductions and Q&A). Depending on the number of accepted programs, presenters may be asked to present their program twice in order for as many participants to hear their presentation as possible. 

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All National Institute Education Programs are designed to meet the ongoing and topical professional development needs of individuals serving children and families in libraries. Attendees and potential attendees can review the ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Libraries to see which professional development competencies each education program meets.