Call for Proposals

  2023 Illinois Youth Service Institute

  March 16, 2023 - March 17, 2023

  Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Conference Center, Normal, IL

Starting Friday, August 19, the IYSI Planning Committee will be accepting program proposals for the March 2023 conference. Youth and Teen Librarians, please consider sharing your knowledge, expertise, and exuberance for programming, collaborations, and library services for youth.

The theme of this year’s institute is Your Next Chapter. Topics for proposals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy, Outreach, Marketing
  • Authors, Books, Resources
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
  • Learning, Making, Doing
  • Leadership, Training, Career Development
  • Wellness and Self-care
  • Hot Topics and New Trends

Professionals serving youth from public libraries, schools, after-school programs, museums, etc. are invited to attend and present.

To submit your program proposal, you will need to use the online form. Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 4, 2022.

Questions about submitting a proposal? Proposal Submission Information includes step-by-step guidance, speaker expectations, and additional information for each field on the proposal form.