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.

Topics of current interest to ALSC members include:

  • Age-specific programming
  • Current issues in intellectual freedom, including book challenges
  • Working in Children's Services as a new librarian
  • DEI work, including best practices in accessibility and cultural inclusion
  • Advocacy (both advocacy within the profession and community-focused work)
  • Grants
  • Early Literacy (research and best practices)
  • SEL-based collection development
  • Self-care in challenging times
  • Administration & management
  • Partnerships (school, community, organization, etc.)

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 chairs Meagan Albright and Arika Dickens with questions.

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 with no course creation fee.

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.

ALA and ALSC Conference Call for Proposals

2024 ALSC National Institute have now closed! Notifications for accepted programs will go out early in 2024. Stay tuned for more information on the ALSC 2024 National Institute!
2024 LibLearnX proposals have now closed! Notifications for accepted programs will go out in Fall 2023. For more information, please visit the ALA LibLearnX 2024 website
2024 ALA Annual Conference proposals have now closed. Notifications for accepted programs will go out in late 2023 or ealry 2024. Visit the ALA Conference site for more details