Continuing Education Proposals and Submissions

Submissions for Conference and Institute Call for Papers

Throughout the year, ALSC accepts proposals for Education Programs at various ALA and ALSC conference programming, including ALA Annual Conference, ALSC National Institute, ALSC Virtual Events, and other conference programming. Please check back here for upcoming and open call for papers. 

All continuing education program submissions are assessed by volunteer ALSC committees to ensure quality, timely and relevant presentations from accomplished scholars and practitioners in the field of library service to children; in addition to event- or online-learning-specific rubrics, these committees use the ALSC Core Competencies for Librarians Serving Children, which is the foundational professional document for librarians serving children and families in their community, to guide their review process.

The call for 2022 ALA Annual Conference proposals has closed! Please visit the 2023 ALA Annual Conference website for more details.
The call for 2023 ALA LibLearnX proposals has closed! Please visit the 2023 LLX website for more information on registration, programming, and more. 
The call for 2022 ALSC National Institute proposals closed November 23, 2021. Please check back in Fall 2023 for the CFP for 2024 ALSC National Institute.


Proposals for Online Courses and Webinars

ALSC Education Committee is continually adding to ALSC’s online course and webinar offerings. If you are interested in teaching a course or webinar through ALSC, please fill out the form below. The ALSC Education Committee meets monthly and selects proposals on a rolling basis. Please contact the ALSC Education Committee chair Casey O'Leary with questions.

In 2022, there is a particular desire from ALSC members and others serving children and families in libraries for professional development opportunities focused on:

  • Outreach in underserved communities
  • Collection development & collection audits
    • Specific work in beginning reader collections, building diverse collections, advocating for diverse collections, etc.
  • Innovative programming and partnerships between libraries and other entities (schools, healthcare providers, etc. - especially in our new digital and/or hybrid world!)
  • Research-based programming promoting early literacy & other ways to incorporate current research in literacy into programming
  • Professionalization, career development, and advocacy for yourself, your colleagues, and your staff in the workplace, including working with Friends and Foundation groups

Need help getting started or looking for some tips and tricks to having your proposal selected?
View the Education Committee's informational webinar How to Write Successful ALSC Webinar & Course Proposals. Also, check out the ALSC Presenter Tip Sheet.

Instructor Compensation
Online course instructors are compensated a flat fee for course development and percentage of registration fees for their first course offering; subsequent course offerings are compensated at a larger percentage of student registration fees. Webinar instructors are compensated a flat rate for webinar development (to be split between all presenters). For further questions regarding instructor compensation, please reach Sarah Polen, Program Officer for Continuing Education.