IASL 2012 Conference, 11 to 15 November 2012
The prime objectives of IASL are to:
One way in which these aims are realised is through partnerships with organisations that host the IASL annual conference. The nature of host groups (including well-established school library associations, educators of school library staff, librarians and/or teachers, providers of existing library services and others intent on establishing and promoting school librarianship) determines the nature of the partnership. Each conference is shaped to meet the purposes of the Conference Hosts through a unique blend of local and IASL events and activities. Local events and activities are of course determined by local purposes for hosting the conference.
In any partnership, there are expectations and responsibilities on both sides. This document summarises many of these so that those wishing to host an IASL conference gain a realistic overview of their involvement. It is set out in terms of
Many of these points are open to negotiation. The Conference Handbook, available in print and on the website, gives detailed information on running a successful conference.
IASL is responsible for providing:
IASL's expectations centre on sound conference administration, assurance that the programme and publication standards are the best possible and that the traditional elements of IASL conferences are included within the Host Country's programme.
Conference hosts must provide:
Programme and publication standards:
IASL expects the conference programme to include:
Over the years, national and international delegates have expressed a preference for programme scheduling in which these events do not conflict with workshop and paper presentations. Facilities are also required for
Organisations host IASL conferences for many reasons. To ensure that IASL gives the most appropriate support to hosts, it is essential that those wishing to host a conference:
When proposing to host an IASL conference, please address the above requirements and be sure to include in the letter of invitation to the President the following information:
Please also include the following statement:
The Coordinator of the IASL Conference [name] to be held in [place] [dates] agrees to meet IASL's requirements for conference administration, programme and publication standards, and to ensure that the traditional elements of IASL conferences are included within the programme.
In the letter accepting your invitation, the President of IASL will make a similar undertaking outlining the responsibilities of IASL (as described above) in supporting your efforts.
Applications to host an IASL conference can be made at any time and should be forwarded directly to the President.
|Agreement Originator(s):||Executive Committee|
|Approval Process:||Executive Committee -- Date: August 2008|
|Review Date:||Conference in 2nd year after approval.
Review team to include Conference Coordinators
|Purpose:||Summarise requirements of IASL and Hosts for running conferences
Document an agreed procedure for applying to host IASL Conferences
Last updated 6 March 2009 (KSB)