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*AASL Seeks School Library Presentations for ALA 2011 Annual Conference 
in New Orleans, LA.*

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposal 
submissions for 1-1/2 hour concurrent sessions or half- to full-day 
preconference professional development programs to be held during the 
2011 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.  The 
submissions deadline is 5:00pm CDT on Friday, May 21, 2010.

Be a part of this exciting professional development event -- join other 
school librarians and share your expertise in this national forum 
showcase of best practices, developments, and ideas on the future of 
school libraries.


    * Access the Proposal Submission Form 
      icon and fill it out completely.
    * Submit the proposal electronically to AASL.  Faxed or mailed
      submissions will not be accepted.

*The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, May 21, 2010. * 
Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

Proposals must include the following:

    * Complete contact info for all speakers.  Please note that the
      person submitting a group proposal will be considered the Program
      Chair and the main contact for the presentation.
    * Presentation title
    * Specify program length -- concurrent session (1-1/2 hours) or a
      preconference (half- or full-day).
    *  Program outline - the outline should be approximately 300 words
      or less and should outline the main points of the program, its
      relevance to attendees, and how you would incorporate at least one
      active learning exercise in your session.
    * Program description -- please include up to 3 learning objectives.
    * Support of the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the
      21st Century Learner or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School
      Library Media Programs.  Please explain how your program would
      support these plans.  The AASL Strategic Plan is available online
      the Standards for the 21st Century Learners is available online at
      and the Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media
      Programs is available at


Submissions will evaluated for clarity, originality and timeliness.  
Special attention will be given to submissions that incorporate one or 
more of these characteristics:

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

Notifications will be issued by August 31, 2010.

Questions?  Contact Elise Fette at <>.

Jordan Mack



Program Coordinator, Governance and Finance

American Association of School Librarians

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

1.800.545.2433 x4382


School Library Month 2010 

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Visit for dozens of activities and resources,

professional development opportunities, advocacy tools, and much more!


Deb Logan
Librarian/Media Specialist
Mount Gilead High School
Mount Gilead, OH 

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