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AASL Call for 2012 Conference Proposals

AASL is now accepting proposals for the ALA 2012 Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 21 – 26, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. CDT on May 24, 2011.

Proposal submissions will be accepted for 1 1/2-hour concurrent sessions or half- to full-day preconference professional development programs. Program content must address at least one of the three areas of responsibility: learning and teaching; information access; or program administration, as identified in “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.” Proposals will be evaluated for clarity, originality and timeliness. Special attention will be given to proposals that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:

  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and/or new perspectives
  • Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology
  • Incorporates at least one active learning exercise
  • Design includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles
  • Demonstrates how learning outcomes would be achieved
  • Supports the AASL strategic plan, the “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner” and the “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.”

For more information on submitting a proposal, visit http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslrfp. Applicants must submit their proposals online using the proposal submission form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aaslrfp. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposal submissions will not be accepted. Late submissions will not be accepted.  Individuals with questions are asked to contact Melissa Jacobsen at mjacobsen@ala.org.

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