AASL announces travel grants for first-time National Conference attendees

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/12/2011


Melissa Jacobsen

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 15th National Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, Oct. 27-30, 2011.

The $750 grants for first-time attendees of the conference are sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books. Those interested in applying can access the application on the AASL Awards & Grants pages at www.ala.org/aasl/awards. The deadline for applications is March 8.
"At Bound To Stay Bound we recognize the value of the professional school librarian in our schools and take pride in being able to offer these grants to help further their knowledge and give them an opportunity to share their experiences with other professionals," said Bob Sibert of Bound To Stay Bound Books.
AASL President Nancy Everhart said, "AASL values Bound To Stay Bound Books’ leadership in offering school librarians the opportunity to attend their first AASL National Conference. I encourage all school librarians that have never been to an AASL National Conference to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. This is a valuable conference catered to school librarians in any stage of their career."
The AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition, "Turning the Page," is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. Already scheduled programming and events for the 2011 conference, include Nicholas Carr, controversial author of "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains;" 12 half- and full-day preconferences; dozens of authors; a symposium for educators of school library students; and exhibits filled with the latest resources and technologies for the school library program. For more information on the conference and to register, visit www.aasl11.org. Those communicating about the national conference are encouraged to use the official tag, AASL11.
For more than 90 years Bound To Stay Bound Books, www.btsb.com, has supplied children's and young adult library books, both fiction and nonfiction, to school and public libraries. It provides books that stand the test of time in both content and durability and services exceeding your expectations. 

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.