Proposals are due Wednesday, May 1, for the 2015 Annual Conference & Midwinter Meeting. The ASCLA Conference Programming Committee will review proposals and forward recommended proposals (along with recommendations regarding funding) to the ASCLA Board for approval. Proposers will be notified by July 31 of the status of their proposal.
The ASCLA Conference Program Coordinating Committee (CPC) 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 ASCLA 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 ASCLA CPC may recommend that a proposed program be co-sponsored with another ASCLA interest group 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 on the ASCLA Program Planning page: http://www.ala.org/ascla/accessascla/programplanning
This form is to be used by ASCLA interest groups who wish to organize:
1. An Institute at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January 2015 in Chicago, IL
[An “Institute” is the Midwinter version of a Preconference. It would likely be held on Friday, January 23, 2015. Institutes are usually a half day or a full day.];
2. A Preconference at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2015 in San Francisco, CA. [To likely be held on Friday, June 26, 2015. Preconferences are usually a half day or a full day.];
3. A Program at the ALA Annual Conference in June 2015 in San Francisco, CA [To be held on Saturday, June 27; Sunday, June 28; or Monday, June 29, 2015. Program times of 60 or 90 minutes are available.].