Conferences & Meetings


National Conference & Exhibition

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is 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.

The next national conference will be held in Louisville, KY, November 14-16, 2019.


Current and Potential Exhibitors
AASL exhibits are managed by Corcoran Expositions, Inc. 
Exhibit Information  |  Reserve a Booth  |  Online Floor Plan


Find out more information on author opportunities.

To reserve a booth contact:

Jennifer Bitner
Exhibit Sales
Direct Phone: 312-265-9654

For exhibit questions, contact:

Lara Fitts Gamache
Exhibit Manager
Direct Phone: 312-265-9639


Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

February 1, 2019

Future & Past Events


AASL @ the ALA Midwinter Meeting

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.

AASL @ the ALA Annual Conference

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.

Future & Past Events