Continuing Education Proposals and Submissions

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.

Submissions for Conference and Institute 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. For information on how to write a quality program proposal, please see this ALSC Blog Post from a former Program Coordinating Committee chair!

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 and presentation.

For further questions regarding instructor compensation, please reach Sarah Polen, ALSC Deputy Director.

ALA and ALSC Conference Call for Proposals

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