For immediate release | January 15, 2013

AASL announces travel grants for first-time national conference attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 16th National Conference & Exhibition, to be held Nov. 14–17, 2013 in Hartford, Conn.

The $750 grants for first-time attendees of the conference are sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books. Those interested in applying can access the application at The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. Central time on March 11, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

“At Bound To Stay Bound we recognize the value of the professional school librarian in our schools and take pride in being able to offer these grants to help further their knowledge and give them an opportunity to share their experiences with other professionals,” said Bob Sibert of Bound To Stay Bound Books.

“There are few opportunities that are as powerful and as meaningful as the one offered by the wonderful folks from Bound to Stay Bound Books through the travel grant program,” said Susan Ballard, AASL president. “I encourage colleagues who have yet to participate in our world-class professional development event to submit an application as this is a not-to-be-missed experience and one that will pay dividends throughout your career. AASL applauds BTSB books for their understanding of the value of this experience for school librarians.”

The AASL national conference is the only 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.

For more than 92 years Bound To Stay Bound Books,, has supplied children’s and young adult library books, both fiction and nonfiction, to school and public libraries. It provides books that stand the test of time in both content and durability and services exceeding your expectations.


Jennifer Habley

Web Communications Manager

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

800-545-2433 ext. 4383