Propose a Webinar or Online Course

  • LITA courses and webinars are based on topics of interest to technologists and technology managers at all levels in all types of libraries. Taught by experts, they reach beyond physical conferences to bring high quality continuing education to the profession. Educational programs can vary in length and depth of material.

    We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities.

    Once you submit your proposal, you'll receive a confirmation email. We will review your proposal and send you a request for additional information or an acceptance notice within 30 days.

    Review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) before proceeding.

  • Please fill in the following:

  • Presenter Information

  • Presenter #1 (Primary Contact)

  • Briefly describe the presenter’s experience with the topic of this proposal and their experience giving educational programs, including any course management software experience or preferences. Include any experience teaching this topic, online or offline.
  • Presenter #2 (Optional)

  • Briefly describe the presenter’s experience with the topic of this proposal and their experience giving educational programs, including any course management software experience or preferences. Include any experience teaching this topic, online or offline.
  • Presenter #3 (Optional)

  • Briefly describe the presenter’s experience with the topic of this proposal and their experience giving educational programs, including any course management software experience or preferences. Include any experience teaching this topic, online or offline.
  • If there are additional presenters, please include their names and email addresses in the Comments section, below.
  • Proposal Information

  • Provide a brief overall description of the program, including its subject, scope, content, and approach. State what is distinctive and compelling about the program.
  • Describe as specifically as possible the intended audience of this program, including any prerequisite knowledge or background.
  • Learning Objectives (required). List three learning objectives for this program: skills that people will learn, key information that will be gained, ways in which participant's job performance or careers will be improved, etc.
  • Describe the handouts that will be provided to course participants, including slides, exercises, bibliographic references, and other materials. If materials are available online, please provide a link to them.
  • List any technical requirements for this program (i.e. streaming video, audio, etc.). LITA may not be able to guarantee functionality of non-standard plugins and applications in online courses.
  • Supporting Materials

  • Provide a link to an online outline of the program to be presented. List the topics to be covered, including estimated times to be spent on each topic; for multi-day courses, a syllabus may be substituted for the outline.
  • You may also send questions or comments to lita@ala.org or phone (800) 545-2433, ext. 4270.
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