AASL Seeks 18th National Conference & Exhibition Program Reviewers

AASL is currently accepting applications for one group of volunteers to review and score proposals for the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition. The theme for the upcoming conference is “Beyond the Horizon.” This volunteer position is essential to conference planning.

  1. Concurrent Sessions:
    Starting Wednesday, February 1, 2017 with a deadline of Wednesday, March 1, 2017
  2. IdeaLab:
    Starting April 3, 2017 with a deadline of May 1, 2017

Scoring will be handled through an online database and must be completed on or before the dates listed above. Proposals will be read and scored through a blind review process (reviewers will not have knowledge of who submitted the proposal). Therefore, it is important that all conflicts of interest be reported to the AASL National Conference Program Co-chairs prior to starting the review process.

The total time commitment will depend on how many reviewers are selected and how many proposals are submitted. Each reviewer should expect to read and score no more than 3-4 proposals. Committee members will be asked to watch a training video before starting the review process.

Criteria for reviewers include:

  • Must be a current AASL personal member
  • Attendance at a past National Conference is preferred, but not required
  • Must have access to the Internet between the above dates to review and score applications

Criteria for selection:

The Program Review Committee represents a diverse group of practitioners from within the AASL community. Therefore, reviewers will be chosen based on geographical location, number of years in the profession and current job title. Past performance as a program reviewer will also be taken into consideration.

To apply, please use the form located at www.ala.org/aasl/national/reviewer.

Author: Jen Habley

Jen Habley is the AASL Manager of Web Communications. She manages the AASL websites, writes press releases, coordinates AASL’s online learning opportunities, and oversees AASL’s web 2.0 tools. When not working, Jen spends time researching her family tree, reading, and watching hockey.

Categories: AASL National Conference

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