Learning, networking and fun continue at AASL17 after dark

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/12/2017


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – The opening day of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition promises to continue the learning, networking and fun well into the evening with several special events. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full conference details can be found at national.aasl.org.

The after-hours events taking place Nov. 9 include:

  • From Stories to Action: Inspiring Heroes for Our Own World
    This interactive workshop, presented by The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), will share with attendees how they can transfigure the pop culture passions of young people into real-world civic engagement. The HPA is a global non-profit that turns fans into heroes by drawing connections between popular media and real-world social issues.
  • Batman & Bill
    Join Marc Tyler Nobleman, children's author, for a special screening of “Batman & Bill,” a Hulu Original Documentary. Based on Nobleman’s non-fiction picture book, the film tells the story of Bill Finger who lived and died without any recognition for his creation of one of the most well-known superheroes of all time – Batman. 
  • Unconference: AASL Standards Meet and Greet
    Meet and greet AASL’s new National School Library Standards, and your colleagues, during this high-energy, participatory event. Facilitated by the standards editorial board and standards implementation task force, this event offers participants the opportunity to explore big questions, develop ideas for implementation, and share collective discoveries.

Admission to these special events is included with full conference registration.

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. “Beyond the Horizon,” taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the profession. Those communicating about the national conference are encouraged to use the official hashtag, #aasl17.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.