Together We’re Stronger National Conference Registration Grants

For Immediate Release
Thu, 06/22/2023


Allison Cline

Deputy Executive Director



CHICAGO — Thirty conference registration grants are available to school library professionals wishing to attend the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the “Together We’re Stronger National Conference Registration Grants,” will offer thirty AASL members complimentary registration to AASL National Conference, October 19-21, 2023, in Tampa, Florida.

Those interested in applying can access the application at The deadline for applications is July 11, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

“It’s critical for school librarians to come together for support and encouragement as we continue to work tirelessly for the learning communities we serve,” said AASL President Kathy Lester. “Thank you, Penguin Random House, for your ongoing support of school librarians.”

A one-of-a-kind conference, the 2023 AASL National Conference will feature daily keynotes, more than 140 concurrent sessions, author panels, research empowering practice sessions, more than 100 exhibitors, the best practice IdeaLab, poster presentations, author signings, and endless networking opportunities. Content provided at the conference will be rooted in AASL's "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries." Full details about the 2023 national conference can be found at

“At Penguin Random House, we recognize the critical importance of supporting school librarians, who are always championing books, authors and illustrators, said Adrienne Waintraub, Executive Director, Random House Children’s Books, on behalf of Penguin Random House. “We are so pleased to give librarians a moment of respite with this opportunity to be with their peers at the AASL National Conference.”

Penguin Random House is the international home to more than 300 editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints. Our mission is to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone. We believe that books, and the stories and ideas they hold, have the unique capacity to connect us, change us, and carry us toward a better future for generations to come.

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