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Call for Proposal Deadline for VSLA/VLA Conference

January 13, 2023

Seeking Presenters for:

“Be the Place: Libraries Are For Everyone!”

The Vermont School Library Association and the Vermont Library Association are pleased to announce their joint sponsorship of a one-day conference at Doubletree by Hilton in South Burlington on April 3, 2023. Our Call for Proposals due date is January 13, 2023.


We are looking for presenters for a wide variety of sessions. Some ideas include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    • Equitable access to library services/resources

  • Programming

    • Activities for patrons

    • Reaching new patrons

    • Engaging reluctant readers

  • Intellectual Freedom

    • Banned books

    • Book challenges

    • Embracing graphic novels

  • Assessing community needs

  • Addressing literacy needs (financial, media, digital, reading & writing)

  • Technology in libraries

  • Community outreach

    • Collaboration among libraries or communities – joint projects

    • Working with local bookstores

  • New innovations post-pandemic


Session types may include both 50 minute and 90-minute sessions:

  • Hands-on workshop with an activity / discussion.

  • Panel with best practices / case studies

  • Keynote or “featured” speaker

  • Author talk with reading

  • Vendor presentations

  • Book Awards and VLA Awards

We’re also hoping to include:

  • Ignite Talks – “Lightning Round” – Five Minutes of Fame

  • Poster Session


January 13, 2023