ASCLA Annual & Midwinter Program & Preconference Proposal Form

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:

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.].

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* 1. What's today's date?


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* 2. I am proposing a:

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* 3. Name of ASCLA Interest Group or Committee proposing program/preconference (include all groups if more than one):

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* 4. If your interest group is submitting more than one Annual Conference program proposal, prioritize the importance for your interest group of this proposal. Please submit only one proposal per submitted form.

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* 5. First program/preconference chair’s information:

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* 6. If applicable, second program/preconference chair’s information

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* 7. Will you remain the program/preconference planning chair through June 2015?

If no, please make sure to inform ASCLA staff of any changes.

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* 8. Proposed program/preconference title:

*Please note that program titles must be finalized by Sept. 1! You will have an opportunity to update this title in early August.

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If you are planning a *program*, please select our first, second and third choices for your program date and time. NO CONFLICT TIMES: Friday 4-7pm and Tuesday 9:30-11am.

For preconference dates and times, see the next question.

  1st 2nd 3rd
Sat 8:30-10am
Sat 10:30-11:30am
Sat 1-2:30pm
Sat 3-4pm
Sat 4:30-5:30pm
Sun 8:30-10am
Sun 10:30-11:30am
Sun 1-2:30pm
Sun 3-4pm
Sun 4:30-5:30pm
Mon 8:30-10am
Mon 10:30-11:30am
Mon 1-2:30pm
Mon 3-4pm
Mon 4:30-5:30pm

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If you are planning a Midwinter *Institute* or Annual Conference *Preconference*, please select your preferred time. All institutes and preconferences will be held on Friday.

For program times, see previous question.