2021 ARSL Conference Proposal Application
We invite you to submit Preconference Workshop and Conference Session proposals for the 2021 ARSL Conference in Reno/Sparks, Nevada, October 20-23. Learn about "The Biggest Little Library Conference" here:
Submit one form per program. Due to the volume received, please limit yourself to four (4) program proposals total.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All program proposals are due April 27, 2021.
NOTIFICATION DATE: We will be in touch regarding the outcome of your proposal(s) by June 1, 2021.
For additional tips on submitting a proposal, read the "Tips for a Great Program Proposal" document:
Preview the full Conference Proposal Application here:
QUESTIONS? Contact the ARSL office at
or (206) 453-3579.
Please fill out for both preconference and breakout session proposals. This information will be used to evaluate your proposal, and if accepted, will be used to promote your program.
What type of session are you proposing?
You may select multiple options if you're interested in adapting your program content to a different length or format. If you submit a one-hour session, program selectors may ask you to repeat your session.
3-hour preconference workshop
4-hour preconference workshop
1-hour conference session
2-hour conference session
10-minute Spark Talk (aka: Lightning Talk)
Provide a detailed description of your proposed program.
This information will be used in the printed program, website, and other promotional materials. Please focus on what participants will gain as a result of attending, and include the most interesting and appealing aspects of the program. Description should be about 100 words and may be edited for fit and clarity.
In 50 words or fewer, please describe how your presentation is applicable and/or easily replicated in a small or rural library setting.
Please consider budgets, staffing, and other constraints that small and rural libraries face.
Please indicate the audience for your session
(select all applicable)
Members of Friends Groups, Foundations, and Boards
Please indicate the type of proposal you are submitting for a hybrid event.
If you know you can't make it to Sparks, you have the option to submit a proposal for a pre-recorded virtual program. However, program selectors will prioritize proposals for in-person programs. If you are open to either or both formats, your proposal will have the best chance of acceptance.
Program to be presented in person in Sparks, NV
Virtual, pre-recorded program
Either or both in-person/virtual
If circumstances make it unsafe or inadvisable for us to hold the conference in person in Sparks, would you be willing to present your session virtually?
Your answer to this question will not affect the committee's consideration of your proposal.
Yes, I would present virtually.
No, I would not present virtually.
Outcomes and Audience Engagement
Briefly describe what participants will be able to do as a result of attending this program. Who would most benefit from attending, and what components are included to engage and involve the participants? This information is used to help better understand your proposal.
How does the content of your program support marginalized groups or contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion?
Have you presented at an ARSL conference previously?
What is your community's population?
This information will help us understand if the population you serve is small, rural, metropolitan, etc.
Are you a vendor or business?
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