AASL @ ALA Annual Conference

The 2022 ALA Annual Conference will take place June 23-28 in Washington DC. 

The tentative AASL schedule of events is below. Events are subject to change. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Time Meeting/Event Location
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Youth Executive Committee Meeting Marriott Marquis, Chinatown

Friday, June 24, 2022

Time Meeting/Event Location
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. USBBY Board Meeting Marriott Marquis, Dupont Circle
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ISS Tour Off Site
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. SPVS Section Meeting Marriott Marquis, Salon 12
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting I Marriott Marquis, Chinatown
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Emerging Leaders Poster Session Renaissance, Potomac Ballroom Salon 2
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ISS Section Meeting Washington Convention Center, 101

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Time Meeting/Event Location
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ESLS Section Meeting Washington Convention Center, 101
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. New Environmental Justice Titles Resonate with Kids and Teens Washington Convention Center, 147A
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Using Kidlit to Reach and Engage At-Risk Youth Washington Convention Center, 159A-B
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. President’s Program (AASL) Washington Convention Center, 146B
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Weathering the Storms: School Library Teaching, Research, and Practice in Times of Crisis (AASL_ESLS) Washington Convention Center, 101
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Past President’s Luncheon Off Site
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Teaching Special Educators to Critically Evaluate Children’s Books for Cultural Responsiveness Washington Convention Center, 144B-C
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. School Libraries and Diversity of LGBTQ+ Voice: A Study of Equity and Practice Washington Convention Center, 158A-B
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting II Marriott Marquis, Chinatown
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Power Project: Equipping Students to Use Their Power for Positive Change Washington Convention Center, 145A
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. AASL CAEP Program Reviewers Training Washington Convention Center, 101
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Communities of Practice Marriott Marquis, Univ of DC & Catholic Univ
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. AASL-CAEP Coordinating Committee Meeting Washington Convention Center, 101

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Time Meeting/Event Location
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. AASL Open House Marriott Marquis, Archives
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AASL Chapter Assembly Marriott Marquis, Archives
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Digging Into Diversity Audits for School Libraries Washington Convention Center, 144B-C
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Celebrate Indigenous Storytelling: Books from across the Northern Border (USBBY) Washington Convention Center, 149A-B
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Value of Manga in School Libraries Washington Convention Center, 145A
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Youth Council Caucus Marriott Marquis, Liberty Ballroom 
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Building Diversity in Read Aloud Choices Washington Convention Center, 154A-B
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Harnessing the Power of AR and VR to Develop Empathy Washington Convention Center, 146A
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Full STEAM Ahead: Graphic Novels and Primary Sources Washington Convention Center, 143B
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Implementation of Resources for Self-Evaluation, Goal Setting, and Advocacy for School Librarians Washington Convention Center, 145A

Monday, June 27, 2022

Time Meeting/Event Location
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Students as Community Problem Solvers Washington Convention Center, 150A
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. TikTok & Libraries: A Powerful Partnership Washington Convention Center, 154A-B
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round: Connecting History and Activism for Young Readers Washington Convention Center, 144B-C
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Empowering Student Agency with Student-Run MakerSpaces Washington Convention Center, 143A
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting III Marriott Marquis, Chinatown
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Library in the Huddle Washington Convention Center, 143A
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities: Project-Based Collaborations, Inclusive Communities, and You Washington Convention Center, 150B
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Reimagining Library Spaces and Programming to Make Nature-Centered Exploration Accessible to Historically Marginalized Communities Washington Convention Center, 140B
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Postcard Field Trip - Traveling the World Through Library Curriculum Washington Convention Center, 152A
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Using Amusement & Audio to Awaken Dormant Readers Washington Convention Center, 149A-B

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Time Meeting/Event Location
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ALA Inaugural Celebration Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-5