Monday, January 09, 2017

CFP: ALA Annual Conference – LIRT Transitions to College Committee Pre-conference

Do you have innovative and exciting case-studies or research to share on the topic of student transitions? The ALA LIRT Transitions to College Committee is seeking panelists for a pre-conference session at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. The pre-conference, titled Examining and Supporting Student Transitions Across the Library Spectrum, will educate participants on the role of libraries in supporting students’ educational transitions. These transitions may include high school to college, primary to secondary school, undergraduate to graduate school, and from formal schooling into adult life. This pre-conference will interest librarians from public, school and academic libraries, combining various types of presenters and session formats. Sessions will include: successful case studies of library programs meant to ease students’ transitions; a conversation about school, public and academic library learning standards; a panel of researcher specializing in students’ transition behavior and how libraries prepare and support transitions; and opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming.

We are seeking 2-3 case-study panelists and 2-3 research panelists. Presentations will range from 15-25 minutes depending on number of panelists.

Date has not been confirmed, but this is a PRE-CONFERENCE session.

Submission Information:

Proposals are due by February 28, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be made by email.

Submissions and questions should be emailed to Matt Upson ( and/or Beth West (

Please Include:

  • Full name
  • Title
  • Employer
  • Email address
  • Telephone
  • A brief (150 words or less) description of your case-study or research:
  • A brief (50 words or less) bio:

Prior to event, applicants must agree to present in-person at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Unfortunately, the Transitions to College Committee and LIRT are unable to provide honoraria or travel reimbursements.