Call for Proposals: AAAL Fall Meeting 2020

AAAL is reconvening for its Fall 2020 Meeting! We invite you to submit proposals for our Virtual Fall 2020 meeting happening on December 3, 2020.

AAAL, in its latest incarnation, is now 10 years old. We know our AAAL member libraries have been changing right along with us and we want to hear about your work along the theme of Transitions: A Decade of Development. What transitions have you seen in your library within the last decade? What great accomplishments, transformations, or developments would you like to share that will inspire your colleagues? This could include work about your library adapting to the pandemic environment, navigating organizational restructuring, or managing decreasing budgets.  

Staff from AAAL member libraries are invited to submit a proposal to share personal experiences, research, and lessons learned in keeping with the conference theme. We also invite members to highlight any other work they would like to showcase at this professional learning and sharing event. What new program, service, or space is your library providing to its users? What technologies or tools are you using to improve how you, your library, or your users are getting things done?

Proposals can be for either a: 

  • 5 minute lightning talk that is a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs/services,


  • 20 to 30 minute presentations that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.

Please note that the final timing and duration of the day is still to be determined.

Submit your proposal by Sunday, November 15th. Successful presenters will be contacted within the following week.

Do you require financial support to attend or present at the meeting? We encourage you to apply for an AAAL Professional Development Award. AAAL has extended the application of the award to be inclusive of technological peripheral support.  

Wondering how we’ll select sessions? Take a look at our Rubric for Selecting AAAL Sessions and use it as a guide for your proposal.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


The AAAL Workshop Committee: 

Carla Lewis, Jessica Leslie, Kelley Wadson, Lucinda Johnston, Sarah Shaughnessy


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