AASL opens call for best practice showcase proposals

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/13/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition will once again get a taste of current programs that are leading the way in school library program development during the conference's best practice showcase. The IdeaLab, formerly known as the IDEAxCHANGE, will be held Thursday afternoon of the conference taking place Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. To submit a proposal, visit national.aasl.org/idea.

The best practice showcase features tabletop, video displays occurring simultaneously and geared to give attendees a taste of how education is evolving in the school library field. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore at their own pace and ask questions at as many presentations as they would like during the afternoon.

Proposal submissions should highlight the use of the AASL learning standards and program guidelines in school library programs and school communities. Topics can focus on blended learning, flipped classrooms, national standards, STEM/STEAM and many others. The online submission form will be available by end of February 2015. Proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2015.More information regarding presenting at the IdeaLab is available at national.aasl.org/idea.

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. The 17th National Conference & Exhibition, “Experience Education Evolution,” taking place Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the profession.

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