For immediate release | May 19, 2014

YALSA opens program proposals for 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will accept proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference June 26 - 30, 2015 in San Francisco. Proposals may be submitted through July 1 at

YALSA is accepting proposals for creative, innovative programs that address topics of focus in the Future of Library Services for & with Teens: a Call to Action report. Proposals must fall within one of the following categories:

  • teens/demographics;
  • collections;
  • spaces (physical and virtual);
  • programming;
  • staffing;
  • youth participation;
  • outreach;
  • administration/policy.

Individuals may submit multiple proposals, however, no individual will be chosen to present or co-present more than one program. Proposals that are largely sales pitches or that focus only one particular product will not be accepted. All presenters, moderators, speakers, etc. will be expected to cover their own travel and conference registration costs. Most program time slots are 60 minutes in length. However, there are a limited number of 90 minute time slots available.

Those who submitted proposals will be notified of their status the week of Sept. 1, 2014.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)