Follett continues support of school library professionals

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/02/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – Follett continues to support school library professionals and ongoing learning with its sponsorship of the opening general session speaker at the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition. Curriculum and instruction expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs will open the conference, taking place in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 5, 2015, by speaking on the evolving educational environment.

"AASL continues to promote and support the expertise of the school librarian and the necessity of the school library, a tenet Follett believes to be at the heart of student success," said Tom Schenck, president of Follett School Solutions. "We know librarians are critical team players when it comes to curriculum planning, digital integration and professional development for teachers. We're a proud supporter of the impact AASL makes in students' lives, and we're happy to support the opening general session of this year's conference." 

"Follett and AASL have a commitment to the importance of education, young people and school libraries,” said AASL President Leslie Preddy. “As AASL presents continuing education events, we are grateful for this shared vision, and we appreciate and thankful to Follett for supporting our learning and growth as a profession.”

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, will feature preconference workshops & tours, author events, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the profession. Those communicating about the national conference are encouraged to use the official hashtag, #aasl15.

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