Conferences & Meetings
The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians. The conference is held every two years and coordinated by a member-committee composed of association leaders from across the nation. While it is the primary continuing education activity of the division and a leading professional development event for school librarians, the AASL national conference is also an excellent educational and business forum for the entire library community.
AASL offers a national institute in the years between the biennial AASL National Conference & Exhibition. A more intimate event, the institute focuses on one topic of importance to the profession during a day and a half of in-depth learning, sharing, and networking.
Held each January, the ALA Midwinter Meeting offers an opportunity for volunteer leaders to gather and conduct the 'business' of the association. In addition to meetings (Board of Directors, strategic planning, Affiliate Assembly, committees, etc.). Midwinter also offers programs, discussion groups, and events. The exhibit hall hosts author-related and other events, in addition to hundreds of exhibiting companies.
AASL holds meetings and hosts ticketed events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
Held in during the summer, the ALA Annual Conference not only facilitates the 'business' of the association, but offers programs, discussion groups, and sessions. A range of preconferences from ALA divisions and offices offer convenient, relevant professional development and networking. The exhibit hall hosts author-related and other events, pavilions, and stages in addition to hundreds of exhibiting companies. Special events provide networking, social, and informal opportunities.
AASL holds meetings and hosts events (ticketed and non-ticketed) at the ALA Annual Conference.