ASCLA is now accepting proposals for institutes for the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia and preconferences and programs for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

The best topics represent ASCLA’s core member areas–state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives–but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented.

Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of the interest groups. If you are not yet an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of interest groups in this issue of Interface.

For more information about making the actual program submissions, check out the ASCLA Blog:

There’s a link to both the online submission form and a PDF download of the form that you can use to prepare your submission.