The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23 – 28, 2016. Proposals may be submitted through June 1 via this form.
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:
- Spaces (physical and virtual)
- Youth Participation
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 on 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.
The YALSA membership will vote on all of the programs that were submitted to determine which programs will move forward. Those who submitted proposals will be notified of their status the week of Sept. 1, 2015. You must be a member to submit a proposal. If you’re a librarian, join up! If you’re not team up with someone who is.