The AASL21 proposal submission site is currently closed. Please check back as a second call for proposals on specific content topics will be opened if needed.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Following is a preliminary list of dates based on frequently-asked-questions. As decisions are made, more dates and deadlines will be shared.

  • October: Proposal submission opens
  • February 1, 2021: Proposal submission closes at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central.
  • Programming decision emails will be sent on a rolling basis starting in early April.
  • July 2021: Room assignments/session date/time emails to primary contact.

For questions regarding the proposals process, please email

Submission Questions

Click the links below for sample program proposal questions. Program proposals will only be accepted online in AASL’s abstract management software. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, email, or fax.


Why Present at #AASL21?

AASL is the only national conference for school librarians. Attendees have the opportunity to learn and network with their peers and to learn about the latest and greatest products for school librarians from more than 150 vendors. There is no other conference where educators can learn in-depth ways to integrate AASL’s latest school library standards into their programs.