AASL seeks program reviewers for the AASL 2015 National Conference

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/04/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of concurrent session proposals for the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition, “Experience Education Evolution.”  To apply, please use the application form located at national.aasl.org/volunteers. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Review and scoring of concurrent session proposals via an online database will begin mid-January, with a deadline of Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Each reviewer will be asked to take part in an online training before beginning the review process. The total time commitment is dependent on the number of reviewers selected. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current AASL personal member
  • Must have access to the Internet between the above dates to review and score applications
  • Attendance at a past national conference is preferred, but not required

This volunteer position is essential to conference planning and the program review committee should reflect a diverse group of practitioners from within the AASL community. Therefore, reviewers will be chosen based on geographical location, number of years in the profession and current job title. Past performance as a program reviewer will also be taken into consideration. 

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. It features preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the profession. More information on the conference, including special events, author appearances and keynote presenters will be available in January 2015.

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