AASL opens call for Poster and IdeaLab Proposals

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/11/2023


Allison Cline

Deputy Executive Director




CHICAGO – AASL invites proposals for Poster and IdeaLab Presentations, to be presented Thursday, October 19, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. Complete proposals must be submitted by Thurs., July 6, 2023. To submit a proposal, visit national.aasl.org.

New this year, AASL is offering school librarians, educators, administrators, and community partners the opportunity to submit a poster presentation.  Submissions are invited on any topic relevant to school libraries and may include a description of an innovative library program or practice; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit attendees. Poster session presenters populate boards with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, and narrative text and informally discuss their poster with conference attendees during the presentation session.  The AASL Poster Presentations will occur on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 pm. The posters will then be moved to the exhibit hall for the remainder of the conference.

The AASL IdeaLab showcases best practices, innovative ideas, and adaptive projects and practices.  Small program presentations should offer visuals in handouts, laptop presentations, or samples.  The AASL IdeaLab is considered the "speed learning" of the conference. While attendees will engage and explore with "Ideas" that spark further interest, presenters should generally be able to explain their table in 2-3 minutes to groups who visit.  The AASL IdeaLab will occur on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 pm. 

Proposals will be accepted until July 6, 2023. More information regarding presenting a Poster and IdeaLab is available at national.aasl.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.