Mobile app keeps AASL13 information at attendees’ fingertips

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/05/2013

Contact:

Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
312-280-4383
jhabley@ala.org

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition can plan their conference schedule at home or on the go with the new AASL13 Mobile App.  The app and companion registration dashboard syncs user data so updates to a schedule can be made and accessed via a person’s laptop or mobile device.  For more information on features and how to download the mobile app, visit national.aasl.org/mobile-app.

The AASL13 mobile app will allow attendees to browse all sessions and events by day or speaker name. Attendees can then create a personalized agenda by adding sessions, events, and exhibits appointments to mySchedule. By clicking the “refresh” button within the app, attendees will always have the latest schedule updates. Upcoming events and sessions, as well as notifications and updates from AASL, will appear in the attendee’s dashboard.

Conference attendees can also maximize their time on the exhibit floor by using the AASL13 mobile app to pre-plan their booth visits. The mobile app allows attendees to search the list of participating exhibitors, add specific exhibitors to visit to a myExhibitors list, and locate exhibitor booths on a map. Additionally, conference attendees can use the mobile app to schedule appointments with exhibitors and keep notes about those visits.

The mobile app syncs with the online registration dashboard. Schedule planning can begin at home on an attendee’s desktop and then accessed or modified via handheld device once onsite in Hartford. Attendees can access their online dashboard through the personalized link in their registration confirmation email.

The AASL national conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. The 16th National Conference & Exhibition, "Rising to the Challenge," taking place Nov. 14–17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn., will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the school library profession.

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.