CFP: National Latino Children's Literature Conference

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies and The University of Texas at San Antonio is pleased to announce the 2017 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX  on March 23-25, 2017.  The National Latino Children's Literature Conference was created for the purpose of promoting high-quality children’s and young adult books about the Latino cultures and to offer a forum for librarians, educators, researchers, and students to openly discuss strategies for meeting the informational, educational, and literacy needs of Latino children and their families (Naidoo, 2014).

Request for Proposals: In keeping with the recurring conference theme "Connecting Cultures & Celebrating Cuentos," we invite program proposals that contribute to and extend existing knowledge in the following areas: Latino children’s and young adult literature, literacy development within bilingual education, Latino family literacy, Latino cultural literacy, library services to Latino children and their families, literacy programs utilizing Latino children’s literature, educational needs of Latino children, educational opportunities and collaborations, Latino children’s responses to culturally-responsive literature, social influences of children’s media on Latino youth, extra-curricular biliteracy programs in schools and libraries, and critical perspectives on children’s literature for and about Latinos.

Presentations may be empirical or provide a demonstration of practical applications of Latino children’s literature for current or pre-service librarians and educators. The National Latino Children's Literature Conference is both a research and practitioner conference and all proposals go through a peer review process. There are two options for presentations.


(A) Program Proposals (Paper presentations, hands-on, workshop ideas): To submit your program proposal, please provide the following information in the following order:
1. The title of your paper/workshop/presentation; 2. 250 word (maximum) abstract of your presentation along with the program title; 3. Indicate the language [English or Spanish] 4. The name of the program organizer; 5. The names of all presenters and their affiliations along with their preferred contact phone, email, and address; 6. Your preferred presentation day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Either) 7. Please email this information to conference co-chair Dr. Howard L. Smith at howard.smith@utsa.edu.
8. Please write “Program Proposal” in your subject heading.

(B) Poster Proposals: Posters can be a presentation of research  or  practical suggestions for teachers, librarians, and other educators. To submit your poster proposal, please provide the following information in the following order:
1. The title of your poster;
2. Indicate the language of your poster discussion [English or Spanish] 3. A 200 word (maximum) abstract of your poster; 4. The subject of your poster (e.g.,  Literature/Media Studies, Programs & Services in Libraries, Educational & Literacy Strategies, Exemplary Programs); 5. Your name and affiliation; your preferred contact phone, email, and address; 6. Your preferred presentation day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Either) 7. Please email this information to conference co-chair Dr. Howard L. Smith at howard.smith@utsa.edu.
8. Please write “Program Proposal” in your subject heading.
9. Easels will be provided for posters and additional information about poster size will be provided with the acceptance letters.

The deadline for proposal submissions is midnight January 15th, 2017  with notification of acceptance on or before January 31th, 2017. 

Need more information on the conference? Contact Conference Co-Chair Dr. Howard L. Smith at howard.smith@utsa.edu (Please write "Conference” in the Subject Line).

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