For immediate release | September 24, 2013

Voting period opens to name the AASL13 conference daily

CHICAGO – Four finalists have been chosen in the contest to name the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition on-site daily newspaper. AASL members and conference attendees can now vote at for one of the following names:

  • Aloft

  • Hot Air Highlights

  • The Hartford Current

  • Launch Pad

Votes will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. The winning entry will be revealed when the electronic preview edition of the newspaper is emailed to AASL members and conference attendees on Monday, Oct. 14. The person submitting the winning entry will receive a prize of their choice of one AASL publication.

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, themed "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.


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)