With a theme of LIBRARY STRONG, the goal of this year’s four day conference is that attendees will leave feeling emboldened, connected, and strengthened in their library work. We’re looking for library leaders who have strengths in areas of mental health, technology, inclusivity, leadership, fundraising, outreach, Beanstack, serving seniors, community collaborations, reader’s advisory, virtual programming, and more.
We hope to offer a broad range of content from all areas of the public library world, so we welcome all library and library systems staff, as well as students, trustees, and those involved in friends and foundation groups to submit proposals. We also seek to meaningfully engage in conversations and action around equity, diversity, and inclusion in the public library realm, and strongly encourage proposals from presenters who identify as POC, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, disabled, and/or other marginalized, underserved, and/or underrepresented groups.
Proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, demonstrations, participatory sessions, and business meetings are welcome. Sessions will run 60 minutes in length with a maximum of four presenters, 45 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.
Please use the Session Proposal Form to submit your proposal.
Submission deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59pm!
Acceptance or rejection notifications will take place no later than Friday, March 12, 2021.
Please contact us with any questions. We’re looking forward to an excellent conference!
WAPL Conference Programming Co-Chairs
Angela Bodzislaw, Spooner Memorial Library
Kaushalya Iyengar, Town Hall Library, North Lake
Sara Klemann, Walter E. Olson Memorial Library