For immediate release | October 15, 2013

Meet your favorite AASL authors and purchase their books at AASL13

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will have the opportunity to purchase AASL’s newest publications from the exhibit hall bookstore while onsite in Hartford, Conn. In addition, selected authors of these publications will be on hand to sign copies of their book during the conference taking place Nov. 14-17. More information and a full schedule of appearances is available on the national conference website at

Publications and author signings onsite include:

“Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian,” written by Cathy Leverkus and Shannon Acedo, provides school librarians with a roadmap to help navigate the vast and intricate world of e-books.

“Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success,” written by Ann M. Martin, takes the mystery out of leadership by unveiling the hidden qualities that create confident, successful leaders.

“Instructional Partnerships: A Pathway to Leadership,” part of AASL’s Best of Knowledge Quest (KQ) series and edited by Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard, the book brings together seminal articles to support pre-service and in-service school librarians in developing and strengthening the instructional partner role.

“The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs,” written by Sandra Andrews, guides school librarians through the effective use of data in order to influence school library program stakeholders.

New AASL publications also available for purchase include:

“Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts,” written by Margaret (Peg) Sullivan, focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies.

“A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation,” written by Patricia Owen, provides school librarians an opportunity to engage in rigorous self-evaluation and shape school administrator evaluations.

All of the publications are also available in both print and e-book formats, as well as in a print/e-book bundle. These formats can be purchased through the ALA online store.

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,, 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. AASL offers a rich variety of publications on topics essential to school librarians everywhere. For a complete listing of publications available from AASL, visit the AASL books and products page.


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)