Proposals are due May 1, 2015 for the 2016 Annual Conference & Midwinter Meeting. The RUSA Conference Program Coordinating Committee will review proposals and forward recommended proposals (along with recommendations regarding funding) to the RUSA Board for approval. Units will be notified of program approval by July 31 of the same year.
The RUSA Conference Program Coordinating Committee (CPCC) will be using the following criteria as it evaluates program proposals:
• Topic is timely and relevant to the membership
• Topic is not already, or has not been recently,addressed by another RUSA program
• Expertise of speaker(s)
• Program objectives are clearly articulated
• Funding is secured if required
• Anticipated attendance
• The program may be prioritized if the section has not presented a program recently
The RUSA CPCC may recommend that a proposed program be co-sponsored with another RUSA section or ALA unit, be offered instead as a discussion, or offered instead as an online webinar.
For your reference, a PDF version of this form may also be found here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/programplanning.
This form is to be used by RUSA Sections and RUSA Committees who wish to organize:
1. An Institute at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January 2016 in Boston, MA
[An “Institute” is the Midwinter version of a Preconference. It would likely be held on Friday. Institutes are usually a half day or a full day.];
2. A Preconference at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2016 in Orlando, FL [To likely be held on Friday. Preconferences are usually a half day or a full day.];
3. A Program at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2016 in Orlando, FL [To be held on Saturday; Sunday; or Monday. Program times of 60 or 90 minutes are available.].