1. Welcome to the RUSA Webinar Proposal Form!

The RUSA Professional Development Committee solicits and evaluates proposals for professional development webinars that support excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, readers’ advisory, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library.

The RUSA Professional Development Committee welcomes proposals for webinars of one to three hours. The Committee recommends 60 to 90 minutes as ideal. All webinars will be hosted by RUSA and delivered using Adobe Connect; presenters will receive software training from the RUSA Web Manager.

Proposals are accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Attendees are charged a fee to participate in webinars. The fee includes one year of access to an archived version of the webinar. Webinar presenters will be paid $150 for each webinar presented. Co-presenters will be paid $75 for each webinar presented.

*Questions with an asterisk (*) require a response.

This form will be open through October 29, 2014. Accepted proposals will be presented between November 2014 and October 2015. If you need assistance, please contact RUSA web manager Andrea Hill at ahill@ala.org.

* 1. Today's date is:
(MM/DD/YYYY format)

* 2. Presenter(s) Contact Information:

Please provide all of the following for each presenter: Name, Title, Affiliation, E-mail Address and Phone Number

* 3. Whom should be contacted regarding this webinar?

* 4. Presenter Qualifications:

State qualifications of each presenter to present on this topic; include relevant teaching experience and knowledge in the proposed topic area. Though not required, please indicate any experience with delivering online webinars.

* 5. Proposed Webinar Title

* 6. Brief (75 words) Webinar Description (for promotion):

* 7. Identify Webinar Learning Outcomes

* 8. Target Audience:

Who would benefit from attending this webinar? Include job functions/responsibilities, titles, library types, etc.

* 9. Detailed Webinar Description (for use by RUSA Professional Development Committee):
Identify subject, scope, content and approach. State what is distinctive and compelling about the webinar you are proposing.

* 10. Length of Webinar:
Recommended length is 60-90 minutes.
If proposing webinar longer than 90 minutes, please provide rationale.

* 11. Audience Participation:

Discuss methods of engaging audience in topic such as activities, discussions, question & answer time, etc.; include estimate of time dedicated to interaction with audience. Minimum expectation is 15 minutes for interactive elements.

* 12. Proposed Dates:

Indicate here your preferred presentation dates and times. You may indicate specific dates and times, e.g. September 25, 2014 at 3:00pm Central Time, or you may give general availability, such as Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Any dates should be at least two months into the future to allow for preparation and promotion of your webinar.

Once approved, exact dates and times will be negotiated by RUSA staff.

* 13. Which section (if any) is sponsoring this webinar?

* 14. Any other important details about this session we need to know?