Call for Proposals - Spectrum Institute


The ALA Spectrum Institute is looking for presenters to share their knowledge and experiences with current Spectrum scholars at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference June 25th - 30th in San Francisco, CA. Institute sessions will be scheduled for Thursday evening and Friday morning and afternoon.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Session length: 1 or 1.5 hours
Format: Panel session or workshop
Session topics should be tailored to the Spectrum Institute audience (all library types, geographically and racially diverse Master-level students transitioning to professional positions)

Speakers Information (at least 2 speakers, no more than 5)
Each proposal must identify a Primary Speaker who will receive notification of the proposal's acceptance or rejection. If the proposal is accepted, the Primary Speaker will serve as the main point of contact. The Primary Speaker is required to provide full contact information for all of the speakers involved in the proposed session (name, title, organization, photo, and e-mail). All speakers must be registered for the ALA conference. Primary speaker must be a past recipient of a Spectrum Scholarship.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:

The deadline for submission is March 22, 2015.

EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE:

Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential interest to institute attendees and their clarity of organization and expression. Additional factors for proposal selection may include qualifications of speakers to deliver the content, effort to reach diverse ALA membership, and program balance.

All program organizers will be notified regarding the status of their proposals by April 6, 2015.

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