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Call for Program Proposals for ALA Annual 2018

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a symposium, program, or preconference proposal for upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. 

The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted to discuss their submission. 

To propose an event, please submit an online proposal form using the links provided in this message.

Call for Proposals

ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26

  • Virtual Preconference – Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Annual
    Virtual Preconference Proposal Form  | Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2017
  • Preconference – One or two-day interactive training workshop held at Annual
    Preconference Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017
  • Program – One-hour educational sessions held at Annual.  Log into the ALA system to begin your online proposal.  Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status. 

When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to have your proposal reviewed by ALCTS. 
Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter) | Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017 

ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, February 9-13

  • Virtual Symposium - Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Midwinter
    Virtual Symposium Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017

Proposal and Event Planning Information

Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:

General ALCTS Event Planning Information

ALA Program Proposal Process Information

Program Submission Information Packet


Questions & Comments

Please send any questions or comments about submitting a proposal to:

Hayley Moreno (morenoh@oclc.org) - ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair

Marianne Hanley (mhanley@syr.edu) - ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair

Keri Cascio (kcascio@ala.org) - ALCTS Executive Director

Megan Dougherty (mdougherty@ala.org) - ALCTS Continuing Education Assistant



Hayley Moreno & Marianne Hanley

Co-Chairs, ALCTS Program Committee