Call for Education Program Proposals

The 2024 LibLearnX Submission Site is now closed.

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Planning Your Education Program Proposal

Key Dates

  • Submission site opens: July 10, 2023
  • Submission site closes: August 7, 2023 - Closed
  • Review site opens: August 9, 2023
  • Review site closes: September 1, 2023
  • Preliminary Schedule Announced: October 2023
  • Registration/Housing Opens: October 2023

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The LLX Proposal Review Rubric is included in the call for proposals and on the submission site for your use. Carefully review the selection criteria and keep it available for reference when creating your proposal. Writing your proposal so that it clearly addresses all criteria on the rubric will make it easier to score.

All proposals will be evaluated on each of the following criteria: 

  • Proposal Title & Description
  • Relevance to the identified Primary Content Area
  • Alignment with one or more of ALA’s Core Values
  • Learning Objectives
  • Timeliness & Demand
  • Innovation
  • Presentation & Engagement Style (does not apply to ShopTalk proposals)
  • Relevance to the Target Audience
  • Inclusion of Perspectives 

Program Submission Guide

Refer to the in-depth LibLearnX Program Submission Information Guide for detailed explanations of the learning formats, proposal evaluation criteria, and detailed step-by-step instructions on submitting a proposal through the submission site. The Guide also includes proposal writing tips and links to examples of LLX 2023 programs that were reviewed positively by the selection team and evaluated favorably by attendees. 


Does ALA have a Code of Conduct for conferences?

If my proposal is accepted, am I responsible for my own travel, accommodation, and registration fees?

  • Yes, all presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and registration fees.

Helpful Links

Education Formats

LibLearnX emphasizes active and applied learning. Learning formats support a range of instructional methods that allow attendees to choose the content, materials, and methods that match their learning styles and professional development goals. 

Accelerator (2-3 hours)

Blended learning or a session that takes place outside of the conference setting which models out of the box thinking and solutions and may apply cross-disciplinary approaches.

Ideas Xchange (30 min)

Peer-to-peer conversation on the topics that matter most to the library community.

Learning Lab  (60 or 75 min)

Action-based instruction that delves into specific methods, approaches, and opportunities.

ShopTalk  (15-20 min)

Bite-sized presentation on hot topics and trends that includes practical knowledge, tips, and key tangible takeaways.

LibLearnX is a must-attend learning experience designed for library professionals from all library types and at all career levels.