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.)

The call for 2023 ALA Annual Conference proposals has closed! Please visit the 2023 ALA Annual Conference website for more information on registration and programming, and check back here in August 2023 for information on submitting a proposal at ALA Annual Conference 2024. 
The call for 2023 ALA LibLearnX proposals has closed! Please check back after 2023 ALA Annual Conference for 2024 LLX submission information. 
2022 ALSC National Institute was held in Fall 2022. 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 chairs Meagan Albright and Casey O'Leary 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.