Call for Proposals

OELMA Conference Proposal Submission

We invite you to join our program of authors, illustrators, and presenters to demonstrate how school libraries will continue to be the leaders by bringing new and vibrant ideas, processes and technology into our schools. We are currently accepting presentation proposals for 45 minute concurrent sessions for Thursday, October 1st and Friday, October 2nd, 2020. Your participation at the 2020 OELMA conference is vital to our organization and profession.    

Proposal submissions are due by March 1st, 2020. Requests received after March 1st will only be considered as space permits. All proposals will be reviewed by the Programming Committee and scored based on 
the rubric supplied. Every presentation must support at least one Future Ready or AASL strand as listed in the 2020 Program Strands Guide. Adherence to the strand, as well as interest to educators, school library/media personnel, and technology staff will be considered. Presenters will be notified by May 1st, 2020 regarding acceptance. Presenters will be expected to submit links to presentations or support materials for attendees by August 15th, 2020 for inclusion in the conference program.

The primary presenter of each accepted session will receive a discounted registration rate for full conference. 

Sample Proposal Application


Conference Presentation Experience (Primary Presenter):

Identify the main Future Ready/AASL strand your presentation will embody:

Intended Audience - Check all that apply

Program Title (Less than 10 words):

Program Description - in 100 words or less please describe your presentation.  Include what you expect your audience to take away from your presentation and how they will be engaged.  This is what will appear in the conference program.  Please be aware of the evaluation rubric below:

What else would you like us to know? What sets your presentation apart? This will NOT be included in the conference program, but will be used by the Programming Committee:

What support materials will you provide attendees?:

Presenter Information:


Presentation room set up choice:

Presentation requirements (presenter is responsible for computer and cable for connection to projector):

Proposal Resources
2020 OELMA Conference Proposal Submission
2020 Rubric for Presentations
2020 Program Strands Guide